Every Saturday, my host dad and sister go to the mercado, or market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables for the week. Every chance I get, I go with them to experience Mexican culture. I will say that I enjoy it a lot, and that I am grateful they have given me the opportunity to go with them so many times. These are a few pictures that I have taken, although like always they can never do a place justice.
The one on the left is a picture of a candle holder. The white things are placed inside the bowl and lit with a lighter. You wait for it, and it smokes! Kinda like a fog machine, only cooler!
This is another picture.
A little ways down, and I actually saw some burning on the floor! Lucky me!
One thing about the market is that it is really dirty, crowded, and really noisy. We actually got to listen to Gangnam Style this time cause it was blasting on the speakers. It kinda makes you wanna dance while you barter...for real.
Since Halloween is only like a week away, it wouldn't be a market if you didn't have the means to celebrate! This is candy, chocolate, skulls, and everything else you can think of on a table. It all looked so yummy. The little skulls sell for 10 pesos, so about 1 U.S dollar, and the bigger ones sold for 50 pesos, about 5 U.S dollars. Not bad right? :)
These are candles that everyone seemed to be buying. Personally, I think that they are much to pretty to burn. They had an abundance of stands selling them, so maybe I will have to invest in one this Halloween!
This is my host dad testing the green stuff, (not sure what it is called.) Since our usual spot was closed we had to venture off and buy them somewhere else. Ya gotta make sure that it is the good stuff!
He actually took this picture. He wanted the picture to capture the variety of colors the market has to offer. I think he did a great job in doing just that!
This is the best picture I could take with just one part of the market. Trust me it is a million times bigger, and better! Ya just gotta come to Mexico to experience this awesome place. Trust me, you won't regret it. Plus you get awesome food. It's a win, win situation. So come now!! :)