You Shop Where?

Living in India sometimes has it’s challenges and finding different ways to get protein into your diet is one of them.  Recently I discovered a pork shop at a local market and have been making homemade sausages ever since…YUM!!  I also stumbled across a shop that sells water buffalo meat, so that is my next undertaking.  Later that day, I was sharing with a friend my excitement about the buffalo and pig meat I had found.   Then she shared her stories about wart hog and different things she eats in her country.  As we sat there talking about pigs and buffalos (I KNOW we need to find better things to talk about) she mentioned that she would love to see a photo blog of different markets around the world.  Luckily, I have all the right friends to help out with that!  I hope you enjoy a little trip around the world…market style!

New Delhi, India  (Autumn Roberts and Amber Taube)

The best time to buy buffalo meat in New Delhi is first things in the mooring before it gets hot.
Sarojini Nagar is one of the largest and most popular markets in New Delhi. Most people do their shopping in late evening due to the extreme heat.
There is no lack of color in India. Everyone wear brightly colored clothes and most are made of cotton.
Beautifully crafted jewelry can also be found in India. What more can a woman ask for?

Kaohsiung, Taiwan (Stephanie Taube and Alisha Walz)

Squid balls at the night market in Taiwan.

Burkina Faso, West Africa (Charity Rishel and Rebecca Shumaker)

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Meat market…Come early enough to beat the flies.
You can find it all at the market, or you can let them bring it to you.
Fruit market in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Local markets offer more than just food items and condiments. Here is the housewares department.
Local markets offer more than just food items and condiments. Here is the housewares department.

Dalian and Harbin, China (Crystal Johnson and Natasha)

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How do you build a market to accommodate thousands of people?? This is how! Indoor Market, Dalian China
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Asia has so many interesting fruits to offer! -Fruit shop Dalian China
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Seaweed anyone? Walmart in Harbin, China.
Harbin, China

Arequipa, Peru (Katie Gardner and Hannah Shreve)

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The potato is believed to have originated on southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia and there are over 3,000 different kinds here.

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Barcelona, Spain (Melissa Newton)

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Here is their famous Jamon. (Pig legs that you buy and just carve off the meat and eat it) Every market will have this.

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 Cochabamba, Bolivia (Beth White)

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La Cancha- the name of our main market in Bolivia.

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Bangkok, Thailand (Lori Bassham)

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Floating Market – Bangkok, Thailand
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Klongtoey Market – Bangkok, Thailand

Port Elizabeth, South Africa (Corli Hall, Rebekah Hall, and Amy Coffey)

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You can find traditional American type stores as well as some open markets in South Africa.
Some interesting facts about our shopping is if you go at the wrong time you will have extreme crowds and trolleys ( shopping carts) lined up in almost every aisle.
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Stores in S. Africa close very early on weekends. A popular store could close as early at 3:00pm. If you need a store after 8:00pm, you are in real trouble.

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A little shop across the street from Wells Estate Baptist Church in Wells Estate Township in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

North Africa

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A trip to City Stars mall is such a treat!
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Pretzels from Tahrir Square anyone?

Santiago, Chile (Lori Holt)

Intern Jordan Halbrooks learning how to buy fruit and veggies at the street fare in Santiago, Chile
Intern Jordan Halbrooks learning how to buy fruit and veggies at the street fare in Santiago, Chile

Santander, Columbia (Aubrie Vance)

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Octopus anyone?
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Ants being sold out of a suitcase, my Love bought 3 bags…
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Lots of places to buy fruit, the cool thing about this city is there are fruit trees everywhere.

 

 

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