Favorite Shops

We love discovering interesting shops when traveling. We want to share with you our favorite shops.

  • Jewellery Designer with her jewellery at a market
    Favorite Shops,  Travel Stories

    The perfect souvenir

    As a traveler, one of the things we collect is memories. Often we feel the need to have something tangible, besides photographs, to take us back to these places. That is where souvenirs come in.  Through the centuries it has been a custom to bring back from travels items from the new place visited. The early explorers brought back to their kings and queens different kind of food, for an example. That is how Europeans got to know the potato, silk and many spices. In a way, we still hold on to that custom as we buy an item on exotic grounds to bring back home. Both to savor the…

  • photo of a skirt with flowers and a blue top in front of the store Nest
    South Africa - Shopping

    My favorite shop in Stellenbosch – Nest

    When we had visited Uncle Sam’s shop, bought some sweets at Melissa’s Food shop our eyes glanced at the entrance of a shop called Nest. Outside were colorful displays and being of a curious nature, we had to go upstairs and take a look. Instantly when we walked in we totally fell in love with this shop. It sells all kinds of porcelain, cushions, table cloths, books, clothes and so many other things. All with the flair of old times along with bright and shiny colours.

  • Uncle Sam's shop, with all kinds of different things, old pantiehouses and more
    South Africa - Shopping

    Uncle Sam’s shop – adventure in itself

    It was at a kitchen table in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland that I heard for the first time about Uncle Sam’s shop. I was telling a friend of my intentions to travel to Cape Town. She had visited South Africa and is well traveled . “One of the places you must go and see is Uncle Sam’s shop in Stellenbosch” she told me. My guess is she knew of my fascination of quirky shops.