Gorgeous Glass Around the World
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Glass, whether it is old bottles in a market or handblown art, always attracts my eye.
Av Chemuyil Mz 26 Smz 70 Lt 3 Quintana Roo, 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,...
3600 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA
Famous since its 1998 opening as the place with the dancing fountains (further immortalized in the final scene of the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven), the 3,933-room Italian-themed Bellagio is a Las Vegas icon. There is a fantasy feel about it,...
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...
Bolívar 970, C1066 AAT, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nothing better than to walk amidst the stalls of San Telmo market on a crisp Sunday. The smell of parrilla wafting through the air, inter tangled with the ever-present sound of tango. And chatter. Nothing you need to buy. Everything you need to...
Calle Briati, 8b, 30141 Venezia VE, Italy
The Abate Zanetti School of Glass has been home to masters of Murano glassblowing for 150 years, and today it provides an immersive experience into the island’s famed glass artistry. Located at the Glass Museum, a half-day program is offered...
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...
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...
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