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Blauhaus, Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile

So I came back to Valparaíso, Chile, arriving on July 2, 2012. Found a great place right away, by fluke, through the suggestion of an empanada shopowner in Cerro Alegre. I`m living in a rather upscale house, recently renovated, full of light and cozy corners. This blog post offers a virtual tour of [...]

Camel Souq outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Camels are so much fun to watch! You can pick out their individual personalities quickly. These are some pictures from a visit to a Camel Souq 30 km outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

There were miles of pens on either side of the highway, many filled with groups of placid camels, watching the [...]

Riyadh`s Taibah Souk for Cinderella Gowns and Jewelry Galore

A souk is a marketplace. Some souks are completely outdoors, like street fairs or farmer`s markets, with clothing and flea market style second- hand things. This souk, the Taibah Souk, is the opposite extreme. It`s a fascinating labyrinth of angled pedestrian streets (blocked off to all car traffic) that takes up a square [...]