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Matakana markets – quick five

When? Matakana market is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm Where? Located approximately 35 mins drive from Auckland, it is scattered over Matakana Square at 2 Matakana Valley Road. To the right as you pass the roundabout. What to see? A lovely range or fresh food, flowers, locally made cider and crafts. Top marks for a buffalo burger. Anything else worth seeing nearby? Snells … Continue reading Matakana markets – quick five

Gyeongdong Oriental Medicine Market in Seoul

The most traditional Korean market in Seoul, it is walking distance from Jegi station (line 1). It smells like herbs, cinnamon, liquorice and ginseng. The whole place is jam packed with bizarre oriental ingredients such as roots, antlers and dried frogs and apparently lizards! Why would you want to go there? To get some fresh produce, submerge in a local community and try some dishes … Continue reading Gyeongdong Oriental Medicine Market in Seoul