Collected by John Zendano
Ju Kou Jie, ZhongShan Lu ShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361001
In 1684, Jukou Street was the entrance to a military camp during the Qing Dynasty. It was here that merchants began to sell merchandise to soldiers, and hence became the first commercial street in Xiamen. Nowadays, this is where stylish girls do...
8 Hexiang W Rd, HeXiang XiShangQuan, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361000
Hexiang Road (禾祥路) is home to many tasteful, independent shops selling clothing, jewelry, tea, and coffee. Jingsi Books and Cafe (静思书轩) is one of the more unique ones. A charitable organization based in Taiwan, Jing Si's non-profit shop carries...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 定安路37-39号 邮政编码: 361001
Every city in China boasts a range of "local snacks," which are conveniently packaged in boxes for tourists to bring back home and distribute as gifts. Since Xiamen became the first mainland city to normalize trade relations with Taiwan, Xiamen's...
China, Fujian, Xiamen Shi, Siming Qu, 蜂巢山路3号 邮政编码: 361005
On the backside of Nanputo Temple lies University Street. It is packed with interesting little shops. The young people of Xiamen buy their clothes here, in shops that are sometimes so narrow that you have to turn sideways. There are also a few...
China, Fujian Sheng, Xiamen Shi, Huli Qu, JiangTou JianCai ShiChang ShangQuan, 乌石浦二里153号 邮政编码: 361006
China's coast is dotted with cities specializing in the manufacture of one particular commodity—be it shoes, toys, or iPhones. Xiamen is known for something a little different—oil paintings. For decades, graduates of Xiamen's art schools have...
892, Kinmen County, Jinning Township, 伯玉路一段236號
Taiwanese-administered Kinmen Island just offshore of Xiamen has three main industries: tourism, sorghum liquor, and knives. During the Taiwan Strait Crises of the 1950s, bombshells fired from the mainland rained down on little Kinmen while its...
Long Tou Lu, Siming Qu, Xiamen Shi, Fujian Sheng, China, 361005
Longtou is probably the most touristy of Xiamen's shopping streets, but that's unavoidable on Gulangyu Island. The reason to go here is for the atmosphere. Century-old mansions and car-free, cobblestone streets welcome window-shoppers. The...
Carretera Transpeninsular San José del Cabo Km. 30, Las Ánimas Bajas, 23407 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico
At Flora's, the farm-to-table restaurant and bar, you'll also find Flora Grocery, a small but carefully curated gift shop. On offer are preserves, honeys, sauces, dressings, and pickled vegetables, all made with goods grown on or near the farm....