Saturday, 23 May 2009

Market Day

Market day in Villa de Leiva, held on Saturday, is a profusion of colours and scents, as people arrive from the surrounding area to sell their wares.

A local wearing the sombrero vueltiao or sombrero vueltiado (Colombian Spanish for hat with laps), a traditional hat from Colombia and one of its symbols.

Vegetables for sale include onions, garlic, peppers, potatoes, beans, corn, carrots, cauliflowers and leeks. More exotic are the fruits and include feijoa, cherimoya, mora (a type of blackberry), lulo, guanábana (soursop), tree tomato, cape gooseberry (physalis), and my favourite, sweet granadilla.

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