To market.

Look for local markets in cities big and small, run a few times a week selling everything from locally grown produce to antiques. You're shopping with locals and eating local food. The Sunday farmer's market in our Paris neighborhood was a trip highlight, just behind my dishwashing. We waited in line for fruit samples with the locals and got a street performer to play <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST001569" title="Edith Piaf" href="/topic/arts-culture/edith-piaf-PEHST001569.topic">Edith Piaf</a> on a hand-cranked street organ. And had we stayed in a hotel, we would never have ended up with a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of strawberries because one sneaky salesman pretended not to understand when I asked for a half-kilogram in French. Only now do I realize that's exactly what

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Look for local markets in cities big and small, run a few times a week selling everything from locally grown produce to antiques. You're shopping with locals and eating local food. The Sunday farmer's market in our Paris neighborhood was a trip highlight, just behind my dishwashing. We waited in line for fruit samples with the locals and got a street performer to play Edith Piaf on a hand-cranked street organ. And had we stayed in a hotel, we would never have ended up with a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of strawberries because one sneaky salesman pretended not to understand when I asked for a half-kilogram in French. Only now do I realize that's exactly what

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