9.26.2012

Wander the Swap Shop

I soaked up a little local flavor this week at the swap shop. It's a big one. It surrounds the entire perimeter of the Aloha stadium with two rows of local vendors. I scanned a little less than half of the shops in two hours. There's a wide range of booths full of handmade or mass produced trinkets and freshly baked goodies. Market shopping is one of my favorites. I really enjoy dragging my market bag behind me while out in the open searching for little treasures. I'll be honest, I missed my favorite shoe vendors from Italy, but I was looking for local fun items and there were plenty.  

I hope you make it to the fiftieth state in your future. Be sure to visit the swap shop. It's a great place to bring sweet souvenirs home. 

[Post update: If you're looking for vintage items, make sure to visit the swap meet on the weekend.]

7 comments:

  1. ha i love places like this...so much to take in and see...pretty cool to catch some local culture as well...i would love to visit hawaii some time...

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  2. Beautiful! I love spending a Saturday afternoon rummaging through odds and ends at a flea market... and I've always wanted to learn to play the ukelele :)

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  3. So fun! Love these little glimpses you shared :)

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  4. muy lindo todo me encanta tanto color!
    tu tio Bernardo me pregunto por ti y me dice que si sigues bonita como siempre :)

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  5. youuuu have such a cute blog. and i would spend so much money at this place!

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  6. These are so colorful and fun. Love places like this!

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  7. I was actually in Hawaii in 2003. I bought a robe at that Market. I got some other stuff too but I still wear the robe. :) Would love to make it back to that beautiful state again.

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Thank you.