“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.”
― Erma Bombeck
Leo and I decided to check out the open air Market downtown. We have been shopping in what I would call an America-type market. We wanted to see what the “real” market looks like. It was really quite different. You can’t be squeamish to shop there. You can see from the pictures that follow, that the produce looks good. I’ve got to get braver to buy that meat hanging with flies hanging ’round. It was fun to walk around and take pictures. We went to a market quite popular here, Tia’s Market. Regular style. Leo found some croc-type shoes for $6.00, to wear in the ocean. It is not easy to find our sizes. He wears a size 10, average, but it is very large here.
We found a shop that will make me a decorative pillow for $2.00. I will provide the material I brought and the pillow form. Since I don’t have a sewing machine, I will go for it. While walking, we saw chicks for sale. An appliance shop that also sells motorcyles (common here),a man asleep on the sidewalk, and a woman from a church singing about the Lord. See video below:
Later we went to a restaurant that offers the daily lunch special for $2.50. We each got Shrimp soup, Leo got the beef plate and I got a fish plate. We each got a pineapple juice. You can see it was more than ample food. It was good, too, except for the beef. I could not chew it, but the flavor was good. I was told not to get beef for that reason, but forgot. Next to us was a family that was speaking English. She was Ecuadorian, but her kids were born in NY. They are here on vacation.