Barcelona has a lot to offer the travelling shopaholic. The shopping options range from luxury boutiques to Spanish high street stalwarts like Zara. You can get a real taste of the history, cuisine and culture of Barcelona, however, at its centuries old markets. Read on to discover 3 of the best markets in Barcelona for food, history and second hand bargains.
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul might be Turkey’s most famous market, but there are markets of all types to explore throughout the country. You can find everything from intricately woven rugs to delicious food, produce, and drinks. If you’re planning a on experiencing some Turkish delight and are hoping to explore the country’s famous markets, then here are 5 vibrant places to visit outside of the capital.
I love nothing more than when an abandoned but beautiful industrial building is transformed into a retail and arts precinct. Brisbane’s Powerhouse was once the source of electricity for the city’s tram network, but is now a cultural hotspot, where you’ll find free live music, comedy concerts, an atmospheric bar and (on the Sunday of my visit) the Suitcase Rummage street market.
Everybody knows the shopping in Paris is fantastique but for us Londoners there is no need to travel so far. Just 1 hour and 20 minutes from London on the Eurostar are the cities of Lille and Roubaix, where grand buildings hide book markets and young fashion designers are being fostered by pop up markets. Lille is also home to an annual second-hand shopping event, the Braderie, Europe’s largest and most famous flea market. Read on to discover more of Lille and Roubaix’s shopping secrets
Night Markets in Taiwan are about more than just the food. They are an event; a place for families and friends to gather. The food is sold fresh and cheaply, making the markets a convenient way to dine daily. In Taipei the most well-known Night Market is in Shilin, an area popular with expats. The food stalls are intermingled with fashion stores and juice bars. The food is just as cheap and tasty as found in other night markets but I noticed there were more items with Western twists.
Few things bring as much cheer in the festive period as a visit to a Christmas market. Whether it’s a lunchtime stroll through your local city centre or a special trip as part of a European winter break, there’s little to compare with the fine array of foods and gifts on offer. In this article, we’ll take a look at six of the best markets around Europe, each with its own quirks and appealing features.
“Don’t break my heart,” she said from beneath her kohl-rimmed eyes and long, dark lashes. She proffered the necklace even closer to my face and held my eyes. I really didn’t need more jewellery but how could I break this young girls heart?
“How much?” I replied. Her whole face broke into a smile.
In Goa you don’t go shopping, the shops come to you. From our sunbathing spot on Palolem Beach we’d been able to browse scarves and sarongs, anklets and trinkets – items that were dangled in front of our faces as we lay prone on the sand. I tried not to look, one glance could signify interest and as soon as a seller thought they had your attention the tugging of the heartstrings would begin.
Imagine an industrial building transformed into a market setting. Fresh food cooked on the day, stalls piled high with homemade cakes, fresh flowers decorating communal tables. There’s a DJ in the corner and a rooftop bar where groups of friends sip local wine and sample boutique beers. The cakes on the first floor declare ‘Diet RIP’ and the designers on the second floor model their wares. Welcome to Neighbourgoods Market, my friends.
Like breadcrumbs leading the way to temptation there were stalls dotted directly outside Feldstrasse Underground station that pointed the way towards Flohschanze flea market.
The winter time is upon us and summer is sadly well and truly on the way out. With autumn just around the corner and the dark, gloomy and cold nights upon us, it’s the perfect time to plan a wonderful winter getaway. Winter holidays don’t have to mean skiing or outdoor sports though. For us Shopaholics here is the perfect winter shopping break from Inntravel to Copenhagen.