Subject: Re: A hat for summer in Italy and Markets!
Hi Ziners,

Bring a hat with you if you have a favorite or if you find it hard to get the right size. Otherwise buy locally. I really love street markets.

Here are some links about markets:

http://goeurope.about.com/cs/markets/

http://www.openair.org/opair/restwrld.html

My favorite market experience was in St. Albans, England where I lived for a year. The hawker was demonstrating knives and a knife sharpener. He would use the knife to cut a hard material, show how dull it was by trying it on his tongue, then sharpening it to start all over again. His Cockney patter was amazing and his demonstration spell-binding.

Frances Toronto, Canada