Posted on May 09, 2011 | Comments 0
Visiting a new city? There are some places that you shouldn’t miss out on, for example, in case you visit Latin America marketsthere are the traditional markets that have so many things to offer. You will find there every kind of food that you can think of, and you will be mesmerized by the vendors who seem to have the knowledge of enchanting the customers.
The multitude of fruits, vegetables and souvenirs will get you confused, and so you might ask yourself where to start and what to do. You will find these markets in every city, big and small, and the larger the market, the more chances there are that it will offer an overwhelming feeling.
While you can also find numerous supermarkets that offer a high variety of products, they still can’t beat the traditional markets. These are made of food courts, grocery stores, hardware stores, clothing stores,beauty salons, electronics boutique, bakeries and souvenir stands, all in the same location.
Usually this is because the products are grown, created or crafted by the members of the local community and so they might have a superior quality.
By shopping at a traditional market you can make a contribution to the local community, because there is no bureaucracy that would take a part of the profit.
It is better to shop at the market from a financial point of view as well. Usually the products are less expensive than at the supermarket. It is a lot more fun to browse among the products here.
Although at first it seems like there is no order in the market, on a second look you may find that there is a certain pattern of the products. The similar fruits and vegetables are grouped together, and if you don’t find something, you might stumble upon it right around the corner.
Before actually choosing some products, you should take a look around to know which items you want to find. Once you have chosen a stand to shop at, you should greet the vendor nicely.
It might be really useful to know some basic sentences in the local language and also the numbers.
Once you start selecting the items that you would like, make sure to ask whether the piece is by weight or by item.
When you are finished picking the items you might ask the vendor about the price of them just to make sure that it is accurate.
It is interesting to know that usually bargaining is working better in case of crafts and souvenirs rather than in case of food. Nonetheless in case you are shopping a large amount, you might get a discount.
When looking for meat you might get taken aback by the sight, but you can be sure to get the best products. In case you don’t know the name of the specific meat, try to explain what you want to use it for, and the butcher will cut you the perfect piece.
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