FOOD FOR FUN

A PIECE OF CRUSTY FRENCH BREAD

A PIECE OF CRUSTY FRENCH BREAD

Ah, a piece of fresh crusty French bread would really go awfully nice about now.

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FARMERS COMING INTO PARIS FOR EXPO

FARMERS COMING INTO PARIS FOR EXPO

THE FARMERS ON THE CHAPMPS-ELYSEE Our first day in Paris we took a walk to the Champs-Elysee and happened onto one of the biggest expositions I have ever attended. There was lots of activity with tucks and vegetables and stands being set up everywhere. We couldn’t read the displays nor could anyone explain to...

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FIRST FULL DAY IN PARIS

FIRST FULL DAY IN PARIS

The first full day in Paris, with a beautiful blue sky and a bright sun that paints deep shadows along the building facades; it’s early for Parisians on this Saturday morning, nothing is open and we are starving. So we stroll along the narrow streets just taking in the sites and soon we come...

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CABBAGES AND CONDOMS

CABBAGES AND CONDOMS

We took a curious side trip in Thailand to a place called Cabbages and Condoms. It’s a restaurant and resort created to provide financial support for the PDA (Population and Community Development Association). PDA is Thailand’s foremost non-governmental charitable organization that was founded in 1974 by Mechai Viravaidya, the former Thai Minister of Health...

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DAMNOEN SADUAK FLAOTING MARKET IN THAILAND

DAMNOEN SADUAK FLAOTING MARKET IN THAILAND

A little more than an hour drive outside of Bangkok is the Damnoen Sauak Floating Market. Basically it’s a shopping mall on water. Though slightly reminiscent of Venice with its many canals, with the abundance of brightly colored and exotic produce it would be hard to confuse this Thailand market place with that of...

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EATING AT THE STREET MARKETS IN THAILAND

EATING AT THE STREET MARKETS IN THAILAND

The food venders in Thailand are merchants, business people who bring their products to market sometimes in carts and sometimes in baskets attached to shoulder poles. The venders sit on street corners, and I don’t know if they have a regular location in a market place but I often saw them move when the...

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Look what I found in my Martini!!!

Look what I found in my Martini!!!

A Halloween Hologram. Just the other day there was a ghost of the summer baseball season still living in my martini!!!

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MARKET PLACE IN VIETNAM

MARKET PLACE IN VIETNAM

This is a shot of an indoor market in Vietnam. There is no shelving in this place and the food products are stacked on top of each other or on cartons and are piled sometimes way above the normal reach. Vendors stand on little stools to get to the packages that are on the...

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IT’S APPLE PICKING TIME IN NEW YORK

IT’S APPLE PICKING TIME IN NEW YORK

Apples, native to Europe and West Asia, were introduced to North America in the 17th Century. There are approximately 7000 varieties of apples in the world today but only 100 are grown commercially, with an estimated one billion pounds of apples produced yearly. You ever wonder why an apple floats? It’s because apples are...

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CHERRY VENDERS

CHERRY VENDERS

I cannot keep up with all the things that we are doing. So, I’ll be giving a view of what we are seeing and doing as I have time. The potograph above is a common sight this time of the year. Cherries are sold all over this city, piled on top of fold out...

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