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Posts Tagged ‘market’
  • What am I eating? I try to embed mention of food into my travel posts but since I happen to have a number of past restaurant colleagues with short attention spans, I have to give them a proper food post once in a while as a carrot for them to keep visiting.

    ¿Qué estás comiendo?

    What am I eating? I try to embed mention of food into my travel posts but since I happen to have a number of past restaurant colleagues with short attention spans, I have to give them a proper food post once in a while as a carrot for them to keep visiting.

  • Were it summer, I would have stopped in Florianopolis for its unique beach landscapes, but on Marcelo's recommendation I opted to make Porto Alegre my last stop in Brazil on the road south.

    Where River and Ocean Meet

    Were it summer, I would have stopped in Florianopolis for its unique beach landscapes, but on Marcelo’s recommendation I opted to make Porto Alegre my last stop in Brazil on the road south.

  • Last weekend, Boris and I woke up early to visit the wholesale fish market of Ventanilla in Callao, the province next to Lima where the international airport is. One of two such markets in the metropolitan area, it represents a midway concentration node between what is sold and selected off at port, and what is bought to be sold or served to the end consumer. The only other major wholesale fish market I had been to before was the Fulton Fish Terminal in the Bronx, New York and I was very curious to get an impression of what is being caught and sold in Peru in comparison.

    Terminal Pesquero de Ventanilla

    Last weekend, Boris and I woke up early to visit the wholesale fish market of Ventanilla in Callao, the province next to Lima where the international airport is. One of two such markets in the metropolitan area, it represents a midway concentration node between what is sold and selected off at port, and what is bought to be sold or served to the end consumer. The only other major wholesale fish market I had been to before was the Fulton Fish Terminal in the Bronx, New York and I was very curious to get an impression of what is being caught and sold in Peru in comparison.

  • [...] Boris reminds me of why I study geography. A few weeks back, he told me about an emerging hillside area in the northeast of Lima where the city's fog accumulates densest and where he thought it could be interesting to install condensation tarps to foster urban gardening projects. I asked him to take me along on his next visit and thus got to explore Lima's outer neighbourhoods and markets with him this past Saturday. Great!

    Open Your Markets and I’ll Run Through Your Hills

    […] Boris reminds me of why I study geography. A few weeks back, he told me about an emerging hillside area in the northeast of Lima where the city’s fog accumulates densest and where he thought it could be interesting to install condensation tarps to foster urban gardening projects. I asked him to take me along on his next visit and thus got to explore Lima’s outer neighbourhoods and markets with him this past Saturday. Great!

  • After the epic arrival from Araku, Jagdalpur proved equally moving. Even in the in the late afternoon, the Sunday market (haat) was still in full swing allowing me to push my sampling of fruit even further. Jagdalpur is the administrative centre of Bastar District in south Chhattisgarh. It is a medium-sized pleasant city of about 150,000 inhabitants which also serves as the main economic and transportation hub of the area. I was attracted to Bastar by my book's suggestion that this was a wonderful area, if remote, from where to visit Adivasi (Indian tribal aboriginals) towns.

    Horizon Chasing – Pyrocumulus

    After the epic arrival from Araku, Jagdalpur proved equally moving. Even in the in the late afternoon, the Sunday market (haat) was still in full swing allowing me to push my sampling of fruit even further. Jagdalpur is the administrative centre of Bastar District in south Chhattisgarh. It is a medium-sized pleasant city of about 150,000 inhabitants which also serves as the main economic and transportation hub of the area. I was attracted to Bastar by my book’s suggestion that this was a wonderful area, if remote, from where to visit Adivasi (Indian tribal aboriginals) towns.