Postcards tagged: Markets

The World's Best Antiques Fair

ROUND TOP, Texas – The atmosphere is equal parts carnival and commerce, and the variety of items is staggering. It is my favorite treasure-hunting experience in the world.

To Market on the Spice Road

The smell of baking bread fills the air and the scent of spices tickle the nose. Alleys twist and turn in every direction to picturesque mosques and tucked away khans. A reader story.

The Meat Girlz of Kyrgyzstan

KYRGYZSTAN – I spent an afternoon with the glamorous, sausage-selling Russian ladies. We toasted my visit with vodka, which they keep in large vats stored beneath the counter. 

The Fine Art of Haggling in Marrakech

MARRAKECH – Find perfect camel boots. Pretend you don't want them. Leave stall. Try to divide 1513 by 8 in your head. Erin Wylie learns how to bargain in the souks.

The People's Guide to San Miguel de Allende

SAN MIGUEL, Mexico – Though the famous artist colony has been infiltrated by Texas oil billionaires and well-heeled retirees, some of the old bohemian standbys can still be found behind scarred wooden doors.

Best Day Ever: Seoul

SEOUL – It's thriving, buzzing, incredibly fun, and somewhat complicated to navigate. Here's a one-day guide to the South Korean capital, from museums to souvenirs.

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