When I travel, I always like to visit the local markets, bazaars, souks or whatever they call the place where people come together to sell “things.” Fruits, vegetables, textiles, jewelry, pottery and prepared foods are just some of the ‘things’ you will find at a local market! In many countries, market-day is truly a ‘social’ event! Visiting with other shoppers and vendors is just as important as buying goods! We in America are often in a hurry when we shop… we rarely take time to greet other shoppers, much-less have a conversation with a vendor! I think many people will agree, one place in America where we can experience a more relaxed, slow-paced, fun shopping experience is at local ‘Farmer’s Markets.’ Fortunately, here in San Diego there are a few great Farmer’s Market, or like the one in Hillcrest is called an “Open Air Bazaar.” Call it what you wish, but a market by any other name is still just as cool. The Hillcrest ‘Bazaar’ has grown significantly since my last visit 2 years ago. Today there were at least a thousand shoppers and well over a hundred vendors. Selling everything from sea-urchins to soap and smoothies to silk-scarves. The Bazaar is held near the DMV Office in Hillcrest every Sunday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM… year round! If you like to people-watch, sample great ethnic food from all over the world and listen to live music, spend a few hours one Sunday at the Hillcrest Open Air Bazaar!