Noteworthy Markets in Rome

When in Rome, visiting markets are a food lover’s paradise. Whether you’re hunting for the freshest green produce or craving for delectable cheese, there’s no need for you to look far to find such products at their freshest.


The Mercati Rionali, are the separate markets that exist in every rioni or district of Rome. For ages, Mercati Rionali is usually the social center of the district. From the descendants of the very vendors, their grandparents bought produce from, is how Rome locals purchase their produce. In that sarcastic form of Italian known as Romanaccio banter is expected and usually happens. A trip to a local market is ideal and can be one of the best Roman experiences for visitors and tourists to Rome. Get in on the action and not go just by looking at the awesome produce and other fresh products offered. Here are some noteworthy markets that are worth the visit:

Campo dei Fiori Market

Held every morning but Sunday. One of the oldest markets in Rome, aside from being the most well known is the Campo dei Fiori Market. This market has operated for the city since 1869. Stroll through the stalls before proceeding to lunch to have an idea exactly what seasonal veggies to request.

Testaccio Market

Another classic Roman standby is the market in Testaccio. The lively atmosphere has remained although the location has recently moved from the old covered stalls in Piazza Testaccio. The new location is a recent bright building near to the MACRO Museum. You can find just about anything here: from artesian house furnishings to a horse butcher – while at the Testaccio Market. For travelers who like to bring home something from their travel, this is also a perfect place for some original gifts. You can stop at the stand serving hot sandwiches made with tripe—a district specialty—or bollito (boiled meat) if your hunger can’t wait to cook up the groceries.

Campagna Amica Market near Circus Maximus

The indoor market outside the ancient Circus Maximus sells some of the most locally grown produce in Rome every Saturday and Sunday from morning until late afternoon. This place probably got it all as they offer fresh vegetables, pasta, olive oils, cheeses, meats, and a lot more. There is plenty to buy and bring home as gifts, like those lovely olive oils from Lazio or jars of artichokes ideal if you’re a visitor. For some super food at the Campagna Amica Market go-ahead to Via San Teodoro 74.

 

South Africa Memories

There are countless memories waiting to be made. It is a land blessed by nature in the beautiful and enchanting country of South Africa. Tranquil hills, tow-colored beaches that dawdle effortlessly onward the mountainous coast, the most vivid green grass and flora which expands hundreds of miles, continuously running rivers, plump bushland and vast number of wild and free animals, like varied species of Zebras, Wild Boars, antelopes, Wildebeests, the fearful and scarce Leopard, massive herds of heavily tusked Elephants and multitudinous prides of Lion.

I unfussily fell in love with it in its totality after I have traveled this incredible planet for over thirty years and after six months of traveling around and filming this unforgettable country. There are unending adventures and visual stimulations  In the huge city of Johannesburg, that’s in and out of the city. Our company funded my travel together with my son to discover the rarely seen side of South Africa with adventure being our main topic, we set out to do just that during our tour in late 2003 and early 2004.

We had the benefit of discovering a local business that specializes in providing tours to their customers’ needs and wants and with our demands, they tenaciously had their hands full during our first few weeks of being in Johannesburg. We longed for action and with this company, we got everything and more than we were engrossed in the land, the bush, the animals and having awareness of that would do more than be just a few visits to a museum.

The tour company was run by Shelly and her brother Grant and add a very immediate touch to their company and with their several years of arranging tours, they are pivotal and fundamental part of the company with a hands-on approach. The brother and sister tandem accompany you and lead you through the best this land can offer as they do not simply forward you to others.

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Relaxing In Mexico

Mexico City is full of life, bewitching city that indulges travelers with endless food, culture, dance, epic history, architecture and more, though some may suggest differently. The capital does provide some sites it’d be a sin to miss on a stop-through although this megacity is a stretch to cover in a week. 24 hours covers barely a sliver of what the city has to offer ready yourself to pull an all-nighter.

Relax into the day at a cafebrería

A self-described cafebrería or café-bookstore is the El Péndulo. This establishment can be found around town, and each location provides warm lighting, eclectic decorations, and an open floor plan. Take inner pleasure and enjoy the scent of new books blending with a good serving of chilaquiles and a glass of guanábana juice. Polanco branch is a must visit and dine which was declared one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world by British newspaper The Guardian.

Explore Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul

One of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, Coyoacán is where you can find Frida Kahlo’s house that was transformed into a museum four years after her death. Soaked in saturated colors, heightening the intense vibe of Museo Frida Kahlo. Guided tours will narrate Kahlo’s early as well as most famous works, the workspace she and Diego Rivera shared and more. Thereafter,  the patio is a good spot to enjoy a drink and buy some books or prints from the gift shop.

A Rich History at Zócalo

Mexico City’s main square is Zócalo and was utilized as the religious center for the Aztecs. To pave the adjacent square, now ringed by buildings occupied by the city government, the Palacio Nacional and the Catedral Metropolitan, Hernán Cortés had the Aztecs’ Templo Mayor demolished. An intimate display of the city’s rich history can be noted by the ongoing excavation of the Templo Mayor and the museum next-door.

Take a Breather at Chapultepec Park

Catch a mini-stop to 1,600-acre Chapultepec Park. The park is divided into three sections but adheres to the city’s main drag the first section off Paseo de la Reforma. The first section consists of several museums, forests, lakes, botanical gardens, and a zoo. Housed in a former imperial palace that presents panoramic views of the city is The Museo Nacional de Historí, but it’s the world-class Museo Nacional de Antropología that really stands out. Better plan accordingly because the vast number of exhibitions and collections would be a chore to cover over a few days.

Grand meal in fashionable La Condesa

The district to see and be seen is La Condesa. This stylish neighborhood is the whole deal for an artistic flourish as it is heaven for foodies, and streets named after famous writers. Check out Azul and immerse in the busy atmosphere on the balcony with each guest chef changes the menu.

 

Spectacular Chile

Widely known more for its history than its present – Chile – a country of music, fashion scene and blossoming art, reigned by the politically active younger set breathes new life into Santiago and the country at large. Travelers can effortlessly entertain themselves for much more than just 24 hours in the temperate capital aside from the country’s spectacular natural beauty. It’s more than possible to face the vibrant scene, by concentrating on a few central neighborhoods, a close link to the past and local delicacies that make up Santiago.

Having breakfast is a casual affair and is a substantial way people view from the local cafes. Try sopaipilla, a pastry made of deep-fried pumpkin dough, or a calzone roto, which is best described as a fried cookie, paired with a cappuccino, for those people with a sweet tooth will truly enjoy. Check out omnipresent soda fountain Dominó and buy a ham, avocado and cheese sandwich and a raspberry juice for a super-local start.

Arrange a visit on one of the museums that abound in the area after a swift walk through the Metropolitan Cathedral and Plaza de Armas. One of which, Museo de Arte Precolombino has a grand collection of Pre-Colombian art from all over Latin America. Museo Histórico Nacional begins with the Pre-Colombian era and the finale is with perturbing display of Salvador Allende’s broken glasses. Featured works by Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró by Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende in a grand townhouse that was utilized as a listening station during the dictatorship. Before heading to lunch, don’t forget to take some pictures in front of presidential palace La Moneda.

At Mercado Central, seafood lovers will be overwhelmed by the endless choices, this is Santiago’s main fish and seafood market. From the fish stalls and dine on Camarones al pil-pil, paila marina, simple grilled salmon and way more,  you can choose one of the smaller restaurants across. You can also pick up an empanada or two to go for onces or afternoon tea. The seafood versions, especially jaiba (crab) and machas (razor clams) and cheese are fantastic but there’s always the traditional empanada that contains ground beef and onion.

An uncomplicated jump-off to the Atacama Desert to the north, Patagonia to the south or to Easter Island 2000 miles west in the Pacific the reason the capital has the ideal location. Within reach, there’s an easy bus trip away like the pottery village of Pomaire, the hills, and colors of coastal Valparaíso and the nature of Cajón del Maipo.

 

Why Visit Nashville?

If you’ve never been to Nashville, then it’s time to pack your bags and go there now. Home to country music, Nashville is one of the best cities in the United States. Runners will enjoy the rocky trails, and the adventurers will love the water-side sceneries.

Nashville is not just for country music fans, it’s for anyone who has a penchant for the outdoors, good food, and yes, great music. There are a number of new restaurants and bars to visit. Most of them offer patio seating, so diners can admire and appreciate the cool breeze outside. This music city has so many concerts and shows running all year round. Don’t forget to try going to one to experience what it’s like living in Nashville.

One of the best things in this city is the food. The traditional farm to table setting is a must try. This has become a trend and most people who come here enjoy the goodness of this food scene. Culinary dens in Tennessee that offer this are applauded because of the amazing flavors bursting in what they serve.

The cost of living in Nashville is lower than other cities like New York, and Los Angeles. That’s just another thing that makes this city much more appealing.

If you love arts, then Nashville is definitely the city to visit. You will get your dose of stunning exhibits for visual arts, and you can even enjoy ballet, and broadway plays on top of the country music shows.

There are many museums to visit too, like the Johnny Cash Museum, and of course, the very popular and well-loved Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

If these are not enough to convince you to head over to Nashville for the weekend, then maybe you should know that the locals are one of the nicest and friendliest people you’ll ever meet.

Exploring Canada

A slight number of tourists leave Banff, AB not being able to visit the peak of the Sulphur Mountain. The summit is about 700 meters and it allows a stretching view of the city of Banff, also the marvelous Banff Springs Hotel – one of the top hotels in Banff – and the neighboring mountains.

A number of tourists opt to purchase passes to ride the Sulphur Mountain gondola, that advances them to the summit within ten minutes. Some who are more adventurous prefer to push their muscles to the limits, and hike boldly up to the mountain.

The hike to the peak of the Sulphur Mountain is a bit challenging but suitable for people who long to capture the Canadian wilderness. The trail to this mountain has a wide and well-managed trail that drifts through the deep forest and shows a glance of the scenery that is waiting on the summit.

What starts at the Upper Hot Springs parking lot is the South East Ridge Trail, known as the main trail to the peak of the Sulphur Mountain. The trail is broad and covered at the base of the mountain and is flat to some extent. It covers the same path as the gondola, as the trail crawls up the mountains, it becomes even more sheer. The part just before the top is the steepest part of the climb. The Upper Summit Gondola Terminal marks the end of the trail. From this terminal, it is possible to reach the Sanson Peak.

There is a restaurant in the summit that serves as a resting place after a long hike, which could take anywhere from two to five hours depending on your hiking speed. It is also a perfect place to relax and recharge before going down the mountain. There is an option to hike back down to the base which takes a few hours, or just take the gondola for a short trip back to your vehicle.

Climbing the Sulphur Mountain is a perfect way to enjoy the Canadian Rockies.

Discovering Santorini, the Ultimate Island Escape

One of the best places to visit is Santorini. Its islands have been formed as a result of volcanic activities. The Aegans consider it as a precious gem because of its unique crescent shape.

It’s an ideal place for those who love a romantic experience. You can enjoy the volcanic pebbles, seaside treasures, and the deep blue waters that surround the magnificent-looking island. You will be impressed with the lunar landscapes bursting with different colors.

Santorini is getting more popular and is becoming a wedding destination for most people who long to experience the ultimate romantic getaway. The long stretch of beaches, the crystal blue waters and the ever beautiful sunset give the place a tranquil ambience.

The island is also a culinary paradise. People come to Santorini to enjoy the gastronomic experience and exceptional wine. Imagine a place that offers the best food and wine, and so much more.

Santorini is everyone’s ultimate dream island escape. Imagine basking in the sun’s exquisite rays while lying on the pristine sands and listening to the sound of the crashing waves. Add some cocktails come sunset time and you’ve got yourself the best island experience ever!

This place isn’t just for the romantics. It’s also for the nomads and the wanderers, and the beach bums who live to discover the beautiful beaches all over the world.

If you ever travel to the Eastern Mediterranean, make sure to visit this breath-taking island. It will be totally worth it. It’s going to be a once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget.

Santorini is waiting for you to experience its island charm! You can reach the island by plane or ship. So, hop on the next plane or get aboard the next ship and be on your way to one of the best places on earth.