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El Abaco – Cartagena, Colombia

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El Abaco Libros

Bookstore Cafe
Calle de la Iglesia con Mantilla Esquina # 3-86 Local 3

Cartagena, Colombia
Tel: 57-(5) 6648338

www.abacolibros.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:00am-8:30pm  Mon-Sat
4:00pm-8:30pm  Sunday

Beautiful Bookstore Cafe with Free wireless internet.  The Cafe offers fresh fruit juices, wine, tea coffee and assorted baked treats.

Although a smaller shop, Abaco Libros manages to have a broad selection of Spanish, as well as English, books.  This is literary hub of Cartagena and the Place to find out about current Cultural events; just ask at the counter. Cartagena is a City being constantly visited by the finest performers from all over the world, in Music, Theater, Dance, literature, … if one spends time here on a hot day interesting people and conversations can be had.  A mecca for culture – definitely an early stop on your itinerary.

 

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Mitsuwa Market – Edgewater, NJ

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Mitsuwa Market

201 941 9113
595 River Road,
Edgewater, NJ 07020

www.mitsuwa.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:30 – 9:00pm

Every thing Japanese! Includes an amazing Sake inventory!

This is where the Japanese come to shop – super authentic with small restaurants and shops inside.  Also near a whole foods!

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Juan Valdez Café – Cartagena, Colombia

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Juan Valdez Cafe

+(57) 5 664 2500
Plaza De la Universidad
Calle San Agustin Con Calle De La Universidad
Esquina 6-15
Cartagena, Colombia

www.juanvaldezcafe.com

OPEN HOURS:
8:00am-10:00pm every day

 

The best coffee in Cartagena also opened every day (rare)  located at a small square in the old city across from the Universidad of Cartagena.

The shop has Wireless Internet Service all you need to do is buy a coffee or a pastry and ask the cashier for the code, this will give you about 30 minutes connection service so just buy another coffee and you will get more minutes.

The pastries are OK, but if you are into sweetening your palate, order a gelato from the adjacent ice cream shop. On the second floor is a pizza parlour, not bad (though it’s no Pizza al Parque); order personal pizzas at the Ice Cream Counter

Juan Valdez is also a great place to buy souvenirs and beautiful Colombian coffee to prepare at home!

 

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Cha-An Tea House – NYC

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Cha-An Tea House

212 228 8030
230 East 9th st 2nd floor (bet, 2nd-3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

www.chaanteahouse.com

OPEN HOURS:
2:00pm-12:00am

A true Japanese tea house nestled in the new ‘Little Tokyo’ of 9th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Traditionally decorated, they use a wide array of lovely dishes, glasses and plates.

Cha-An offers a very nice selection of Black Teas (keemun mao feng, darjeeling 2nd flush, assam, divine earl grey, ceylon), Green Teas (dragon pearls, flower craft, jasmine pearls, sench, genmaicha, hojicha, matcha), Oolong Teas (osmanthus, tieguanyin, twelve trees), Pu-erh Tea, White Teas (white peony, yinzhen, silver needle) and Herbal Teas

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One can buy Chef Kato’s cakes, cookies, tea canisters, truffles and tea by the oz. to enjoy at home

The daily lunch set, available until 7:00, is a Donburi; a large rice bowl topped with vegetables and  anything from Eal to chicken.  It is served with tea and 2 small appetizers.

The sesame creme brulee is absolutely spectacular – really a top find, As well,  the sakura flan (cherry blossom) is very delicate and light.  Lastly, there is the famous cha-an toast. Scrumptious!  It is thick white toast, topped with adzuky beans, iceream and sweet cream

A favorite is the soy milk quiche w/ mushrooms & scallions, so silky and savory.  It comes with the 2nd of the main Tea Sets, which are the main offering.  They each are a lovely selection of savories, sweets and tea.

Cha-An Tea Set A
15 grain rice porridge, 6 kinds of mini appetizer, dessert and your choice of tea

Cha-An Tea Set B
15 grain rice, , daily soup & vegetable, soy milk quiche with mushrooms & scallions, tea smoked salmon15 and your choice of tea

For a smaller appetite, try the Afternoon Tea set with its two kinds of sandwiches, freshly baked scones,  assorted cha-an sweets and your choice of tea

Sake, special beers and a few very unique cocktails round out the menu.

Cooking classes with chef Kato are available on request every monday- thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm

For a very special time experience the full contemplated beauty of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony  Call in advance and plan for one in their tatame matted ceremony room.

 

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Swarovski Kristallwelten – Wattens, Austria

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Swarovski Kristallwelten

43 (0)5224 51080
Kristallweltenstrasse 1
A-6112 Wattens, Austria

www.kristallwelten.com

OPEN HOURS:
9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Last admission at 5:30 pm

 

Take the train to Innsbruck from Vienna or Zurich or even Verina (italy) or come via plane – however you need to come, the trip to Innsbruck is worth Kristallwelten alone! (a local bus will drop you directly in front of Kristallwelten).

 

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In 1995 to cellebrate  the occasion of the 100-year-jubilee of the company, an installation of lasting value, the Swarovski Crystal Worlds was created.

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Stefan Olah) Reflections
(above right photo Stefan Olah) Laviathan by Thomas Feuerstein

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Mario Katzmayr) Elapsing Time by Salvador Dali
(above right photo Marc Gilsdorf) one of the Christal theatre creations by Susanne Schmogner

In 2003, under the direction of André Heller, Swarovski brought together innovative interpretations of renowned international artists through the medium of  multi-faceted crystalline colours.  Creative forms merge with the world of scent and sound into a kaleidoscope for all the senses.

The mind-blowing installations include works by Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Chagall, Miro, Keith Haring and Niki de Saint Phalle, Susanne Schmogner,Thomas Feuerstein, Fabrizio Plessi, Brian Eno, Alexander McQueen, Toord Bontje, Hans-Magnus Enzensberger, André Heller.

“Just as the crystal stands as an age-old symbol for change and transformation, the Crystal Worlds are continually extended, redesigned and transformed, in order to create new space for dreaming. They invite, far from everyday life, to a magical experience. Within the interior of the “Giant”, fascinating Chambers of Wonder, the so-called Crystal Stage, the largest world-wide Swarovski Shop,” (From vacation in Austria

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At the end of the journey one finds themselves in the shop – a dazzling maze where an extensive array of crystal shapes and colours mesmerizes & tantalizes you ….. we were trapped for about an hour!

 

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Café-Luna (now renamed Café-Terra) is a place to relax with a  perfect pumpkin soup and Gulash – Austrian specialties.  Here five original Picasso’s adorn the walls!  There is also the Zero private dining room.

If you are anywhere near Innsbrück – make the Swarovski Krystallwelten a destination. It is truly a marvel.


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