Saturday, May 30, 2009

el mercado!

There are certain things here in Guatemala that we could do without, like the crime and traffic to name a few. But there are also some things that we are so glad to have, like the mercado. Sure it's busy and crowded and even stinky in places, but it all worth it, knowing that there is fresh produce for great prices and of course, adventure to be had.

Unfortunately for us, in Denver the only thing that comes remotely close to a mercado is one of the various small, over-priced, social hangout, farmer's markets - like on Pearl Street, Bel Mar, East High or (gasp!) Cherry Creek. While they too have fresh produce, it comes with a hefty price tag. Ben will never forget about the time he bought a organic cucumber for $2. Yikes!
On the contrary, at the mercado we could get 8 cucumbers (probably more depending on your bartering skills) for $2.

Sure there are certain things we're not quite brave enough to buy yet (like any meat product), but with time we'll see. Until then, we'll be enjoying our fresh fruits & veggies!

Check out the loot we scored today - all for less than $4.

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