An afternoon at the Osh Bazaar, in Kyrgyzstan's capital city of Bishkek, lifted my spirit and rewarded me with so many smiley faces, tastes and flavors (and resulted in this small video). Like all big bazaars, they might appear confusing to a new visitor at first but quickly you figure out there is order in the seemingly haphazard arrangement of narrow lanes and covered areas. It’s a world of its own, here is the fruits section, then the flour part, shoes on this side, freshl
I am native of Crete and former inhabitant of Heraklion. This was my first visit to the interior of the fortress since I left Crete over 30 years ago. The experience brought me a new level of appreciation for the island’s past and its strong Venetian history.