When I travel abroad, I like to shop where the locals shop and see things I wouldn't see here in the states. These pictures of hijab and date merchants (below) were taken in the Casbah in Algiers and the souk in Constantine, Algeria.If you've never been abroad, it might be hard to imagine a place where every road is an invitation to commerce and sidewalks are optional.
But this summer, these traditional markets were harder to find. I had the impression that everyone had seen American advertising and wanted to emulate it.
These My Look is my favorite store name, bar none. But I also saw plenty of familiar American logos where the sign and the store didn't quite match up.
McDonald's was everywhere.
As was Pizza Hut and Burger King, sometimes in the same building.
And I'm not sure where I've seen this guy before, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't at a place where they served chwarma and kebab.
I would love to hear your foreign shopping tales. What was the most unusual shopping experience you've had, and have you ever noticed a store sign that stuck with you long after you left the store? Thanks