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8 October 2012 / leggypeggy

Amazing market at Mancora

Mancora market

Our main shop in the Mancora markets

Markets are a must-see tourist stop for me—they’re full of colour, noise, the routine, the exotic, the faces.

The market at Mancora Peru has been one of my favourites so far on this trip. It’s only a single long, covered laneway (with a few offshoots), but it’s packed with variety and interest.

Jong, our Korean travelling companion, pointed out that Korean music was being played by one of the CD ‘shops’. They couldn’t have known his nationality, so it was one of those random happenings.

We bought a lot of our supplies at one shop. As we bargained/shopped, a young boy entered (probably the owner’s son). The shop girl gave him a loving clip on the back of the head. He retaliated almost immediately by squirting her repeatedly with the fruit mist-er. It all ended in laughter and smiles.

Mancora market

The innocent mist-er/mister?

I like to share my custom around, so we bought 30 caramel cornets (for about $5) at the bakery, a watermelon ($1) from another stall, and various other bits and pieces from random shops. Our entire food budget for dinner and breakfast for 16 people was about $50 and I spent less than two-thirds of that. And I over-catered—BIG TIME.

We got back to camp and I started cooking. My birthday was the next day, and we had to cook that day, so I wanted to have a head start. I’ll post soon on my birthday celebrations.

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  1. Wendy Steibelt / Oct 8 2012 2:12 pm

    Love your blog, gives us all the details Tom and Julia forget to include.
    Tom’s mum xxx

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 8 2012 2:21 pm

      Thanks Wendy. I’m so glad you’ve dropped in. I’ll do my best to keep you posted. 🙂

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      • Wendy Steibelt / Oct 8 2012 2:34 pm

        🙂

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  2. Diane Chorley / Oct 8 2012 7:23 pm

    Hi Peggy. Went to leave a comment and found that Tom’s mum had said what I wanted to. This is a fabulous blog – entertaining, informative and illustrated. So, we are getting a really good sense of the trip. Thank you. Diane, Louisa’s mum x

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 8 2012 10:17 pm

      Thanks Diane. So glad you like the blog. I have a lot of fun doing it. I started writing it to keep my family and friends up-to-date on our travels and am so pleased that others enjoy it too.

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