Panorama of the Week: Hurghada Fresh Market, Egypt

Hurghada egypt

When most people think about the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada, Egypt they likely imagine relaxing on the beach, scuba diving, adventuring in the desert, golfing, and lounging at a big resort. Hurghada does have all of that.Rarely, however, does one think about fresh markets and a taste of local Egyptian culture. It's there in Hurghada, if only you look hard … [Read more...]

Panorama of the Week: Cusco, Peru — Indigenous Crafts Market

cusco crafts

In Cusco, Peru on the first Sunday of every month, a corner of the main square Plaza de Armas fills with indigenous crafts vendors from around the surrounding hills. If you get up early enough, you'll have a chance to not only check out their wares without the crowds, but you'll also enjoy a bit of conversation with the vendors about where they come from and how they … [Read more...]

Udaipur, India: A Photo, A Girl, A Lesson

Girl at the Market in Udaipur, India

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been uploading the remaining photos from our travels through India and Nepal in 2008 (This New Year’s resolution, if you're wondering:  NEVER EVER allow ourselves to get this far behind on photos.)Experiences, emotions, and even memories of certain smells came back to me as I added labels and descriptions.Sometimes a story … [Read more...]