Hongqiao Pearl Market, Beijing

One of my favorite things to do when traveling is visit the markets. It’s one of the quickest ways to learn about the culture of a city and get acquainted with locals while picking up some souvenirs of the place you’re visiting.   The Hongqiao Pearl market is one of Beijing’s most famous indoor markets […]

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Hong Kong’s Top Markets

Hong Kong is well known for its street markets that run till the early hours of the morning. Filled with cheap fashionable clothing, antiques, accessories and electronics, it forms the essence of local life on the island and is definitely worth the visit. Be prepared for bustling crowds, inflated prices and of course many almost-authentic […]

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10 BARGAINING MISHAPS EVERY BEGINNER MAKES AT A STREET MARKET

So you’ve picked up some great street market bargaining tips and are ready to hit the late night stalls and haggle your way to some great buys. Everybody knows that sellers will inevitably set their prices high enough in anticipation of haggling tourists. While it can be a fun experience and you can walk away with […]

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Street Market Bargaining Tips

So you’ve browsed the markets in India and wandered through the markets in Africa. You know that the first price isn’t always the best price but sometimes it can be difficult or feel down right strange to haggle someone into giving you something for a fraction of their original price. Most people dread this part […]

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Exploring Durban’s Top Lifestyle Markets

Durban is one the most hip and happening cities on the east coast of Southern Africa. Well-known for its sun-kissed beaches and urban lifestyle, the mix of Indian and African influence will leave you with an unusual experience of diversity and culture. This is often captured through local food and lifestyle markets where you’ll find […]

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The Donghuamen Night Market: Beijing

If you’re exploring Beijing, of course you’ll have tons of things to see but have you thought about all the wondrous things you could eat? As the day draws to a close and night sets in, Wangfujing comes to life. Tucked away at the northern entrance of Donganmen Dajie Street, you’ll find an Asian culinary heaven. […]

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