Photo cred: Wandering Trader

An enthralment with markets runs deep in the Dempsey bloodline. The love affair stems all the way back to my great grandma who picked her fruit and veg from the farmer’s markets in, what was then, a small country town in northern Queensland named Mackay. Now I love exploring markets for hidden treasures, particularly coffee mugs and tea cups. The latest addition to our ever growing wake- up wish list in Asunción, Paraguay, home of the Loma San Jerónimo marketplace. At the Loma San Jerónimo markets you can find a bit of everything and anything, sprawling over multiple city blocks we’d love to get lost in its alleyways and eat our way out. x Dempsey