24 March 2012

In the Market

We buy nonperishables in the supermarket which is a busride downtown, but most of our shopping is done in local markets. 
The vegies are grown locally and women seem to be the main sellers.
Since we're on the coast the fish is always fresh and you can even buy it live, as you can with chickens. Our fish lady does the basic cleaning and then Daniel takes over.
Buying chain for a new clothesline was more than we could manage ourselves, so our foreign affairs officer, Serena, did the translating.
Some food items, like pigeons and cats, we can do without.
And one of the highlights is always a visit with Mei, an English major who now has her own flower shop.