Spanish Hand Fans and the Language of the Fan

The Language of the Fan: Spanish Hand Fans and The Secret Messages They Convey: Many social and cultural changes have taken place in Spain over the centuries, but the Spanish hand fan is still an indispensable object for Spanish women. These beautiful hand fans not only provide some refreshing … [Read more...]

El Corte Inglés – Shopping Services for Tourists

El Corte Inglés, Spain's Largest Department Store, Has Special Services for Tourists: Our Spanish tour guide informs us that Spanish people like shopping at El Corte Inglés. This chain department store is the largest in Spain and sells everything from groceries to clothing, electronics, home … [Read more...]

McArthurGlen – Athens Designer Outlet

Athens Designer Outlet - Something Ancient, Something New: The city of gods and legends now has a designer fashion first.  The McArthurGlen Group's Athens Designer Outlet is now open.   There are some 125 designer and high-street brands at their usual permanently discounted rates. Athens is … [Read more...]

The Egyptian Market – An Exotic Spice Market in Istanbul

The Egyptian Market (Misir Çarsisi) or Spice Market is the Second Largest of Istanbul Markets: The Egyptian Market (Misir Çarsisi) is a spice market in Istanbul. After the Grand Bazaar, the Egyptian Spice Market is the second largest of Istanbul's covered market. Construction of the Misir … [Read more...]

The Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar is One of the Largest Covered Markets  (Kapali Carsi) in the World: The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul is grand indeed. With 60 covered streets and up to 4,000 shops, it is no wonder that this sprawling covered market  (Kapali Carsi) holds the distinction of being the largest covered … [Read more...]

Fortnum & Mason – Grocers to British Royalty

Fortnum & Mason is Recognized the World Over for its Quality Foods: Like Harrods and Harvey Nichols, Fortnum & Mason is an iconic British department store that is recognized the world over for its quality foods. Fortnum is situated at 181 Piccadilly and this is where the store has been … [Read more...]

Roermond Designer Outlet – Roermond

McArthurGlen's Roermond Designer Outlet is One of Europe's Largest: McArthurGlen's award-winning Roermond Designer Outlet is one of the largest in Europe.  There are over 100 stores at the Roermond outlet where shoppers will find more than 170 designer brands. Discounts of 30% to 70% are … [Read more...]

How to Get to Castel Romano from the Vatican, Rome

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus Service from Piazza Risorgimento: If your Rome hotel is in the vicinity of the Vatican, you can now catch the  Castel Romano shuttle bus from Piazza Risorgimento to the Castel Romano Designer Outlet.  You do not have to make the trip to Termini Station to catch the … [Read more...]