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Glass, whether it is old bottles in a market or handblown art, always attracts my eye.
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Av Chemuyil Mz 26 Smz 70, La Toscana, 77725 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
A dilapidated warehouse, cobalt blue on the outside, draws me in. It doesn't look promising, paint peeling and in need of repair, but I have learned never to judge a book by its cover here in Mexico. I walk from bright sunlight into cool shade,...
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3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
There are myriad eye-catching details that make up Sin City, but the rainbow of blown glass flowers adorning the ceiling of the Bellagio lobby was my favorite.
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06042 Campello sul Clitunno, Province of Perugia, Italy
The antique market in Pissignano is held every 1st Sunday of the month when it is not raining. I never would have thought to include a trip to an antiques market in a vacation to Italy, but we were invited to join some friends, and now it will be...
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Bolívar 970, C1066 AAT, Buenos Aires, Argentina
When in Buenos Aires, make sure to check out the San Telmo Flea Market on Sundays. Crowded, but a lot of fun.
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Calle Briati, 8b, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy
The Abate Zanetti Glass School has been home to masters of Murano glassblowing for 150 years. Giancarlo Signoretto teaches a five-day primer in the furnace room on how to gather glass from the kiln and use blowing pipes, tweezers, and molds to...
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6135 Stans, Austria
The sweet, juicy plums of the small village of Stans attract visitors in their original form, but once they have been turned into the region’s famous Schnapps, they become even more irresistible. In the small community, 90 distillers produce their...
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67 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Shake the Tree is a carefully curated, creative boutique in the North End and while it's not far from downtown, it feels like an escape from the hustle of the city. Not only does it boast an interesting collection—ranging from clothing to jewelry...
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14 Turibana Noord, Noord, Aruba
Arubaglassceramics is just the kind of community-driven, culture-focused hidden gem AFAR travelers hope to stumble upon. The non-profit sells local art and teaches workshops with a focus on traditional techniques. Their glassblowing, glass bead...