Saturday, January 26, 2013

Return to Oaxaca Part II - Markets

The market at Villa de Etla, just north of Oaxaca was sedate compared to Guatemalan markets. We actually bought a few things and had lunch, four memelitas, at a food stand. The weekly market sprawled around and on the steps of the plaza just as a Mayan plaza of 1000 years ago.

The highlight of the Etla market was a couple making ice cream by hand but with no paddles. They were simply spinning the canisters of cream, one with each hand, set in tubs of brine. See the photo below.

The market at Zaachila was also good. At the covered permanent market, almost every wendor had a vase of fresh flowers in their stall, even the butchers. But the highlight was riding the bus back to Oaxaca with a woman who was bringing a live turkey home from the market.

Making ice cream at the Etla market with no paddles or cranks.
Icecream - Etla, Mexico

Moonshine made from cactus; for sale at the Etla market.
Etla, Mexico

The church in Etla.
Etla, Mexico

Memelitas = tasty.
Etla, Mexico

Not as colorful as some markets, but just as interesting.
Etla, Mexico

Bread vendors. How's that for a bread basket?.
Etla, Mexico

Sun-Ling buys a ceramic.
Etla, Mexico

Hats on the steps of the Etla Market.
Etla, Mexico

The standard rig for honey vendors is a wheelbarrow set up like this one.
Honey Vendor - Etla, Mexico

On the way back from Etla, we stopped at Oaxaca's train station, now a museum.
Station - Oaxaca, Mexcio

The ruins at Cuilapam.
Cuilapam, Oaxaca, Mexico

Fun with the pulpit.
Cuilapam, Oaxaca, Mexico

Cuilapam, Oaxaca, Mexico

Turkeys for sale at the Zaachila weekly market.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Turkey on the bus.
Senora wth Turkey - Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Hats for a sale in Zaachila.
Zaachilla,Oaxaca, Mexico

Birds.
Zaachilla,Oaxaca, Mexico

Breads.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

I was surprised to see this organ grinder and happy to give him a small tip.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

Quizzing the bread vendor.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

A vase of flowers at each stand in the Zaachilla Mercado.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico

And the Zaachila church.
Zaachilla, Oaxaca, Mexico




1 comment:

Crash Eddy said...

So Sun-Ling has a new way to make ice cream. We await. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!