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The Abandon, the New, the Old, and the Original

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“Judgments prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.” – Wayne Dyer

I know the quote has nothing related to the topic, but I thought it was meaningful; therefore, I posted it. 🙂

Anyhow, my next random tour is Flea Market! All over the world with the same concept, a wide variety of goods, and many bargain deals, flea market is more than just old furniture with flea. For me, it is a big vault of treasures and memories that through time its value and beauty faded away, and now it is waiting to be notice by hunters. Or rather by ME, the one who will truthfully appreciate its beauty. 🙂

From the http://www.fleamarketfacts.com/

“The traditional and most publicized story is in the article “What Is A Flea Market?” by Albert LaFarge in the 1998 winter edition of Today’s Flea Market magazine. In his article LaFarge says, “There is a general agreement that the term “Flea Market” is a literal translation of the French marche aux puces, an outdoor bazaar in Paris, France, named after those pesky little parasites of the order Siphonaptera (or “wingless bloodsucker”) that infested the upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale.”

The second story is printed in the book Flea Markets in Europe published by Chartwell Books.

In the Introduction of this book, the author writes, “In the time of Emperor Napoleon III, the imperial architect Haussmann made plans for the broad, straight boulevards with rows of square houses in the center of Paris, along which army divisions could march with much pompous noise.

The plans forced many dealers in second-hand goods to flee their old dwellings; the alleys and slums were demolished. These dislodged merchants were, however, allowed to continue selling their wares undisturbed right in the north of Paris, just outside of the former fort, in front of the gate Porte de Clignancourt.

The first stalls were erected in about 1860. The gathering together of all these exiles from the slums of Paris was soon given the name “Marche aux Puces”, meaning “flee market“, later translation.”

Enjoy ^_^

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SPAIN’S FLEA MARKET:

PROVENCE MARKET – Taken by barek176

Taken by talkingtrees

EL ARTESANO Y SUS OBRAS – taken by bluesilver

MADRID – Taken by karatekittiekim

RASTRO FLEA MARKET – Taken by curlymay

BAND AT EL RASTRO – Taken by jessica2819

RASTRO BOCADILLO – taken by talkingtrees

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JAPANESE’S FLEA MARKET:

TOJI TEMPLE MARKET – Taken by elia diodati

KITANO TENMAGU SHRINE, KYOTO, JAPAN – Taken by txipiflick

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AMERICAN’S FLEA MARKET:

NEW YORK CITY, WEST 39TH STREET AT 9TH AVENUE – Taken by isefire

ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET – Taken by coral

Taken by devilbadtz

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INDIA’S FLEA MARKET:

ANJUN – Taken by 6dan6

Taken by fotofeewa

LE FLEA MARKET D’ANJUNA – Taken by muskadia

Taken by CJ Laing

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ENGLAND’S FLEA MARKET

STAMFORD – Taken by steveandkristinebel

Taken by roamingolivia

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COSTA RICA – TABACON, ARENAL

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My next favorite dream tour is …… drum roll….. COSTA RICA – TABACON, ARENAL is in north-western of Costa Rica with hot spring, rain forest and Arenal Volcano.

“Once locally known as Cerro Arenal (i.e. Mount Arenal) it was presumed extinct until July 29, 1968 when an earthquake caused it to erupt, after approximately 400 years of dormancy. The eruption wiped out the town of Arenal and killed 87 people [1]. It lasted for several days, and during that time destroyed crops, property, livestock, and forests. 15 square kilometers were buried and the explosion affected over 232 square kilometers. The eruption caused three new and active craters to form. Before the eruption, there was a wide veriety of plant and wildlife on the mountain. It has been active since the explosion and can be reported to have minor eruptions every 5-10 minutes.

Arenal rises 1657 metres above sea level and overlooks Lake Arenal; both are part of Arenal Volcano National Park. The country’s most active volcano, Arenal’s eruptions are strombolian in type, being frequent but moderate and can be viewed without danger as long as the viewers are behind the safety perimeter. This constant activity and minimal endangerment makes Arenal a popular tourist destination, especially at night (See image), because the lava and incandescent rocks make a spectacular sight. The last major eruption of Arenal occurred on August 23, 2000. Most of the time, the volcano is surrounded by clouds near the tip, and it is touted as good luck to see the whole volcano without clouds. The volcano heats several hot springs nearby, including Tabacon, a popular tourist destination.This is one of seven historically active Costa Rican volcanoes: Poás, Irazú, Miravalles, Orosí, Rincón de la Vieja [complex], and Turrialba.” <<<<— BY WIKIPEDIA.ORG

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From what I also read on yahoo travel is that a resort place “Tabacon Hot Springs Resort And Spa” had a mixed review. Some said the hotel were nice, but it was too crowed with not much quietness like the pictures. The services were considerable rude to some travelers. Some even ended off paying double the original price. Therefore, it maybe better to go to other cheaper hotel and pay for the hot spring. Here’s the link to the review.

http://travel.yahoo.com/p-reviews-379833-prod-hotel-action-read-ratings_and_reviews-i;_ylt=Aix_iVYuX8BGgkYT199Ahsf8xmoA

http://www.arenalvolcanoinn.com/rates.html

As for the place itself, people had said that the place is best for couple and best to go in green season and one must avoid rainy season. The town market was a great place for shopping and food. However, the volcano can only be seen at most 35 times a year according to the local. You can also pay for a tour or travel by Cruise or drive from San Jose which is three hours drive.

ENJOY ^__^

La Fortuna Waterfall taken by neilio

taken by loveroflife

taken by dgano31

taken by rick

taken by jpencarnaci

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Amsterdam – Netherlands

After Austria!! my second trip would be Netherlands!!! It’s like going on an actual tour without paying for it right? A picture saves thousand of dollars right? right? <– sounds familiar to you? My Dream Tour!!! Anyway, Enjoy ^_^

Taken by semplicementebiba

Taken by Andurinha – Amsterdam Canal View. I bet everyone knows everyone here!! Unlike where I live, I don’t even know my neighbor’s name.

Gooische Stoomtram – Taken by sandrosamigos. Something about this picture that attracted me so much!!

Church in Amsterdam – I guess one family can own two different types of vehicle. By the sea, through the land 🙂

I love their Street Light!!

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Austria

This will be my first place to visit when i save enough mula for the trip. hallstatt_austria.jpg

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