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A Culinary Adventure

Eating is a full-time occupation in Istanbul with visitors able to graze on Turkish treats from street stalls and noisy bazaars or dine at five-star restaurants. Pyramids of white sugar-dusted ...
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Deyrolle Taxidermy. Paris, France

Less a market and more a shop, Deyrolle deserves honourable mention on account of it being the single strangest shop in all of Paris, and perhaps the entirety of Europe, ...
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Witches Market, La Paz, Bolivia

Known locally as the Mercado de Hechiceria or Mercado de las Brujas, the Witches’ Market in La Paz is packed with shops selling goods used in local Aymara rituals, like ...
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Yuen Po Street Bird Garden, Hong Kong

The Yuen Po Street Bird Garden is a place where locals bring their prized song birds to sing cheery songs to one another. Tourists sometimes complain that the birds are ...
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Gypsy Bride Market. Mogila, Bulgaria

If you’re hard-pressed to find a blushing bride, you might consider a visit to the Gypsy Bride Market in Mogila, where thousands (yes, thousands!) of young Roma women are paraded ...
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Yongsan Electronics Market, South Korea

If it blinks, beeps, whizzes, whirs or walks with a computerised gait, chances are good you’ll be able to buy it at Yongsan, South Korea’s sprawling electronics market. The complex ...
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Alodaw Pauk Pagoda Market. Inle Lake, Burma

Give the notorious floating markets of Inle Lake a pass - unless you enjoy being endlessly harassed by aggressive touts and have a desire to be shaken out of your ...
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Bohemian Rhapsody

  Castles, knights in shining armour, beer, strudel and classical music give Sue Wallace an insight into some of Europe’s grandest cities. The silvery moon is creeping over the ramparts ...
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Ratchawat Market Bangkok Thailand

Wander Ratchawat Market, a sprawling playground of street carts, food stalls, and hole-in-the-wall eateries. Ratchawat itself isn’t nearly as busy as some of Bangkok’s more popular tourist markets; vendors here ...
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Vending Machines Tokyo Japan

Vending machines are ubiquitous throughout Tokyo (there are more than 5.6 million units spread across the country), but you’ll find much more than soda and snacks stuffed into tiny spaces. ...
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