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I found okra in Bologna!

Update: This store has moved to another location outside the city center. However, I did find an Asian Minimarket on Via San Vitale 120 that sells it! Definitely stop in and check out their other fresh produce, as well. [Old post] Seriously, y’all, today was not the best of days, but we finally stopped in at a new world supermarket that has opened on Via … Continue reading I found okra in Bologna!

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Where to Buy Books in Bologna: Market Edition

Even in this age of ebooks, any bibliophile expat is going to be on the hunt for places to buy real books. Whether it’s a big-box store or a seasonal book market, that need to find out where to buy books is strong. My Utrecht blog had a couple of posts about places to buy books in Utrecht and those remain some of my most … Continue reading Where to Buy Books in Bologna: Market Edition

Shopping at The Garage Bologna

Shopping at The Garage Bologna doesn’t mean buying a new car or car parts. In fact it’s quite the opposite. Yesterday, we went to The Garage, an urban market held at the Dynamo Velostazione. Dynamo is a pretty awesome place on its own, as you can rent and store bicycles or have them repaired and they also organize bike tours. Coming from the Netherlands, it … Continue reading Shopping at The Garage Bologna

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Finding the Bologna Flower Markets

One of the things I loved about the Netherlands were the flower markets. As well as the big weekly one held every Saturday in Utrecht — in a beautiful setting — there were also always a few stalls set up every day along one of the major canals in the city. The funny thing was that the flower vendors by the canal had big booming … Continue reading Finding the Bologna Flower Markets

Head Shops and Dutch Dogs

Here’s Charlie putting the cane (dog) in canapa (hemp). What do you expect from a Dutch dog? While out walking this morning, his nose zoomed in on Qui Canapa, a hemp/grow/seed/head shop in Bologna. This discovery was soon followed up by a long sniff around the nearby pizza restaurant. I’m not kidding! Charlie probably recognized some of the scents coming from the hemp shop. After … Continue reading Head Shops and Dutch Dogs