Flea markets a great introduction to local culture

You can have lots of fun at flea markets around the world while learning something about that country's culture at the same time

One of the world's largest flea markets is in San Jose, California. It has more than 2,000 booths and sprawls over 40 acres. In all, 12.8 km (eight miles) of booth-lined walkways with arts, crafts, jewellery, antiques and junk! Lots of junk. The old saying "One man's trash is another man's treasure" tells you something…

My five favourite spots in Rochester, N.Y.

Steeped in history, Rochester is a fabulous cultural centre offering music, drama and art – and plenty of shopping and dining choices

My five favourite spots in Rochester, N.Y.[slideshow_deploy id='108431']Hover over image to read caption ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 10, 2016/ Troy Media/ – A bulky bass ambles by a minuscule piccolo; three violins chatter nervously in a corner; an agile cello darts easily around a placid guitar; a tuba, hurried, barely acknowledges the waving trombone and massive bass, wrapped in its hard, black, plastic shell.…