The Metropolitan Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 5, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Market Day!

The weekly local market in the nearby town of Valle de Banderas takes place on a Monday, so that's where we headed yesterday to do our weekly fruit and veggie shopping. I brought our bigger backpack because it's about a 1.6 km (1 mile) walk each way.

That's a long way to have to carry a watermelon!

The selection was pretty good, but some of the quality was lacking compared to what we are used to when we go to the local market up in Valle de Juarez near Hacienda Contreras. We didn't buy carrots, broccoli, or cauliflower because it wasn't up to par.

The apples looked nice, but they are imported from the U.S. and they were expensive.

We ended up going to a fruit and veggie store in town and bought the rest of the stuff. 

We saw some pretty little Mexican style dresses and Ruth wanted to get one for our granddaughter Sadie. We did purchase one, but we won't show it to you yet because we'll be seeing our granddaughter in nine days...so we'll show it to you when she's wearing it!

Ruth, shopping for a dress for our granddaughter.

Then, we had to carry all our stuff home! The backpack was pretty heavy, and Ruth had things in her bag as well. And yes, we did have a small watermelon in there as well! Even a small watermelon is pretty heavy! Definitely hot and sweaty by the time we finished that mile back to the RV Park.

Heading back to the park.

Made it, without breaking any eggs!

We still think it's funny buying a bag of eggs. But when you buy them in the small shops here, that's the way it's done. And you buy them by the kilo...so they actually weigh each bag.

Beautiful sunrise this morning...but you'll have to wait for tomorrow's blog post to see it!!



14 comments:

  1. So I'm guessing a case of beer was slightly out of the question?
    Walking to the store in Vienna for beer was always a separate shopping trip for me. Had to get that deal on 24, AND had to make sure the elevator was working.

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    1. No a case of beer will not be carried that distance, that is for sure. We'd have to make other arrangements for that.

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  2. Usually the markets there are pretty good, but you never know.
    At least you got stocked up for a few days.

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    1. The fruit and veggie stand was the same guy that was at Bucerias the day before so maybe most of the good stuff had already been sold there. No worries, we got most of what we needed.

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  3. Bagged eggs - that's funny at least to me who grew up on a chicken farm many moons ago! Can't wait to see "the dress" - just know she'll look adorable in it!

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    1. It's just how most of the little stores sell the eggs. They have a big flat of them and then you just buy how many you need. The big grocery stores sell the eggs the way we are used to though.

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    1. If you felt inclined to iron it, I guess.

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  5. Can't wait to see Sadie in her new dress, although I already know she'll be the cutest thing ever.

    FYI, the snow is finally melting here in northern Ontario. Fingers crossed it will all be gone by the time you return to Ottawa. (I actually spotted my first spot of grass today...woot!)

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    1. I can't wait to see her in it too, and yes she will be and is the cutest thing ever!

      Really hoping that the snow will be gone too!

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  6. Good thing you didn't scramble those eggs. Of course with the heat, you could have had the eggs cooked by the time you got home! ;c)

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    1. Good thing I didn't trip or they would have been scrambled! :-)

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  7. Now, it takes talent to packpack eggs and not break them.,

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    1. The eggs didn't go in the backpack, I carried them very carefully in a separate little plastic bag.

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