Throwback Thursday: Towers and Markets in Jerusalem

The David’s Tower museum in Jerusalem is where Jesus was said to have been condemned, it was interesting but a bit of a let down compared to all the other sites in Jerusalem. The audio guide was definitely useless!! But walking around the tower and museum was still worth it all. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City’s defenses, the citadel that stands … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Towers and Markets in Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s Dome of Rock Mosque

Jerusalem is filled with so many beautiful and historic places that after a week of exploring this city, I still hadn’t seen everything I wanted to see. Early morning I met up with one of the other hostel ocupants, the Canadian girl, Bobbi who went with me to the Dome of Rock where Abraham had to sacrifice Isaac. The Muslims built a beautiful mosque covering this rock. … Continue reading Jerusalem’s Dome of Rock Mosque

Food Market of Phnom Pehn

The local Food Market is a Colourful, Noisy and Smelly Asault on the Senses

Asian food markets are the best places to experience the culture and the people. It is here that you get to shop and eat like the locals. The local Food Market in Phnom Pehn is not aimed at tourists so you don’t find any souveniers here but what you do find is way more interesting. The market is filled with colourful fruits and vegetables, second hand clothes, fresh meat, eggs … Continue reading The local Food Market is a Colourful, Noisy and Smelly Asault on the Senses

The colourful Markets of Vietnam

The colourful Markets of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh city is filled with street markets filled with everything from fruit to live fish, from meat and dried squid to beautiful fabric. The food markets in Vietnam have some of the freshest and tastiest tropical fruit that I have ever tasted. Smelly, chaotic, people grabbing at you and people shouting in a language you don’t understand…..sounds horrendous, but it’s actually an amazing … Continue reading The colourful Markets of Vietnam

From Fur Hats to Hand Painted Chess sets at Izmaylovo Russian market

Izmaylovo market in the East of Moscow with its huge collection of souvenirs and Russian memorabilia is a must on a weekend! I have spent many weekends walking around here and exploring every nook and cranny of the market and its surrounding area. It is located near Izmaylovsky Park which is another lovely place to explore. When I got off at Patrizanskaya metro station it … Continue reading From Fur Hats to Hand Painted Chess sets at Izmaylovo Russian market

Camden Town

Why Camden is my Favourite place in London!!

The highlight of each London visit for me is definitely the colourful and eclectic Camden! Camden Town, often shortened to Camden is in northwest London, and the best place to spend a day shopping, people gazing or just chilling with friends and soaking up the atmosphere. Camden is very well known for its markets, some of which actually date from the 1970s or later.  The main market … Continue reading Why Camden is my Favourite place in London!!

Rows of buckets filled with live produce

Squirming eels, frogs, snails and even skinned dogs at the local Yangshuo market

A visit to the local market meat and vegetable market is the best way to get to know the smells and tastes of the local place you are exploring. Yangshuo’s local market was tucked away in a warehouse-like building off the main road.   Walking in I was assaulted by the chaotic visual delights and smells that filled the market place. In one direction were fresh … Continue reading Squirming eels, frogs, snails and even skinned dogs at the local Yangshuo market

La Piojera one of the largest traditional pub restaurants in Santiago

Browsing through fresh food Markets and drinking my first “Earthquake”

I think that you learn a lot about a country and its culture through its food and local drinks. The best place to actually “experience” the food of a different country is definitely at its markets. Visiting different fresh food markets is definitely one of my favourite things to do when visiting a new country. Santiago has a couple of interesting product markets that are … Continue reading Browsing through fresh food Markets and drinking my first “Earthquake”

It is early morning, before the heat of the day sets in

Weekly Photo Challenge: Floating Markets From Above

Change your perspective on something by looking at it from above is this weeks photo challenge. The best view of the floating markets of Bangkok is definitely from Above.  One of the most famous pictures of Thailand, and one of the most visited tourist sites on the outskirts of Bangkok, is the famous Floating Market.  While visiting Thailand, going to the floating markets was definitely one of … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Floating Markets From Above

Oskar Schindler, Mary Magdalene and hot Sahlab in Jerusalem

After lunch on Tuesday 27 December, I walked down to a small cemetery just outside the Old City. It was one of the most peaceful cemeteries that I have ever been in, it overlooks a valley and is filled with shady trees.  There after walking around a bit I found Oskar Schindler’s Tomb. It was totally covered in stones as the Jews don’t put leave … Continue reading Oskar Schindler, Mary Magdalene and hot Sahlab in Jerusalem

Visiting Lenin and Moscow’s Izmaylovo market with my South-African friends

Day 3 We spent the morning shopping for souvenirs at Izmaylovo market where we had some lovely hot mulled wine and chicken kebab for lunch. We then visited the small Vodka museum and fake wooden Kremlin right next to the market. Here we had the opportunity to get acquainted with the centuries-long history of Russian vodka, from its invention to the present day. In the … Continue reading Visiting Lenin and Moscow’s Izmaylovo market with my South-African friends