Readers’ Marketplace

Readers’ Marketplace 2016-02-01T00:52:57-08:00
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Here’s a place to give us your tips. Send them in and we’ll share them.

Answered by The Fearless Shopper

Lois Sugar from Arizona writes:

I wanted to give you the info about this cool place in Toledo, Spain that makes the swords, suits of armor, etc. and also has tons of the blackened steel and gold damasquino for which Toledo is so well known. The place is called Bermejo. You can go and watch the artisans working—most interesting.
Bermejo
Airosas, 5, Box, 301
45003 Toledo
phone is 925 22 03 46

Jonathan Kaufelt from California writes:

Just back from the Netherlands and Belgium. I am in a position to recommend top chocolates in Belgium or top old Masters—an art dealer in Netherlands.

Chocolate and Ice Cream: Wittmaer in Brussels
Old Master Paintings: Hoogsteder in The Hague

Shirley Paine from Washington, DC, writes:

In Paris, pack your own groceries in discount stores like Monoprix, Prísunic, and
food stores. Monoprix and similar stores are great places to buy everything—cosmetics, lingerie, books, cards, food, hosiery, etc.

Buy stamps and phone cards (to call to the U.S.) at the tabacs (shops
selling tobacco). You can also make phone calls from some post offices.

Buy a carnet (car nay—10 tickets) and save on fares. Métro tickets look
like old-fashioned movie tickets. Sometimes when you exit, the fare machine captures it; other times you walk away with a used ticket. Get rid of the ticket once you use it and exit. Otherwise, it can be confusing if you try to use the ticket again and it won’t go through.

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