What lovelier and more vivid way to learn the nuances of a foreign culture than rubbing shoulders with the locals, tasting the flavors of their land? Well yes, there is literature and art and music, but we certainly can't appreciate those on an empty stomach; and so, before heading to the Prado or the pyramids or a voodoo ceremony, you may just find me visiting the local public market for a fortifying cultural immersion. In Spain, my favorite market is the Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, a huge tin-roofed building midway along downtownBarcelona's celebrated... keep reading

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