Flea market

Portobello Road Part III - Golbourne Road market

Portobello Road Part III - Golbourne Road market

I discovered Lisboa at the tender age of 20 (my beloved first love introduced me to the place) and it fast earned a place in my heart for it’s delicious ‘natas’ - traditional custard tarts made with wonderfully flaky pastry.  I have extraordinary memories from the first time I ever tasted one - sitting outside (on a cold, bright winter’s day) with a cup of steaming coffee and biting into one of these gooey delicacies. ..

The 'Shuk ha Pish Pishim' - from Junk to Treasure at Jaffa's Famous Flea Market

The 'Shuk ha Pish Pishim' - from Junk to Treasure at Jaffa's Famous Flea Market

With its hidden alleyways, antiques stores, and huge open-air market, it's an enormous draw for tourists and locals alike.  The best bargains are to be had early in the day - my friend Yifat, who's a talented jewellery designer, is often down here at 6.30 am, rummaging through boxes and it's astonishing what she's found over the years...