Friday Farmer’s Market at Clovis CA

It was after a week stay in Las Vegas that I went along with my friend and host to visit her place in Fresno, CA. As there was not much attraction to see in Fresno, she took me to visit the nearby city of Clovis where there was a Farmer’s Market happening on a Friday night. During this event, streets were closed to vehicles to accommodate the farmers’ stalls and shoppers and were converted to a pedestrian zone.  Farmer’s Market is where the farmers or the main producer sells their produce directly to the public. In this way, the money […]

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Pike Place Market

One of the top attractions in Seattle is the Pike Place Market which was established in 1907 and also known as the The Soul of Seattle. According to history, the price of onion went up exorbitantly some time in 1906 that caused an outrage from the residents. The city council proposed a street market with the concept of “Meet the Producer” cutting  the added cost charged by the middlemen. The farmers would bring their produce to the market for sale directly to the end consumers. Today, it is one of the most visited tourist’s site in Washington State. The market sells fresh produce […]

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The Fremont Street Experience

I visited Fremont Street during a week stay in Las Vegas in September 2009, which I could say was one of the busiest and noisiest place my restless feet has ever set into. Fremont Street was very bright with glittering lights everywhere. The place was full of people walking, exploring, looking around.  The whole street is a pedestrian zone, no cars are allowed and there was no space for them even. The place is dominated with a loud noise, like a movie or a TV show. I looked up and there was a big screen, like a canopy watching over […]

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An Oasis in the Middle of Nowhere

It was in December of 2006 when a friend invited me to for weekend getaway outside the city of Muscat. The invitation was a few weeks before I finally agreed to come as I was lazy to travel a hundred kilometers and hesitant to leave my comfort zone those days. We reach the resort at dusk and after check-in we went directly to the spa for a relaxing body massage. We filled up an information sheet and a waiver, assessment was done by the Spa Manager and recommendations were given to what kind of treatment that suit us best. Our […]

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Wat Phratat Doi Suthep (March 2012)

It was said that a trip to Chiang Mai is not complete without visiting Wat Phratat Doi Suthep which is considered the most popular and most sacred temple in the area as it is believed to house a relic of Buddha.   According to the legend back in 14th century, a dream led a monk to find a relic which he did and found a bone. The bone was believed to be Buddha’s shoulder and displayed magical characteristics. The monk took the bone to the ruler of Sukothai and the king called for ceremony but the bone did not show […]

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