This morning on a quick ride out to get some breakfast Shagger and I noticed a small market that seems to have just popped up overnight.
After breakfast we picked up the girls and decided to check out this new market.
Once we arrived we got a closer look at what was for sale.
As expected there was a varied range of fruits and vegetables on sale. The seller was quite friendly and the prices were good. The girls seem unexplainably entertained by the produce.
Additionally a moderate range of affordable clothing for women and children were on sale, along with a sizable range of cheap jewelry and trinkets.
Across the street was another group of stores the first selling crockery and cutlery, another with CDs and the last with books, posters and assorted goods.
The atmosphere around the market was very relaxed which is something rather missing in the larger indoor shopping centers.
I have to say it is rather remarkable how these places can just appear anywhere then build and build until the authorities come through and drive them out at which point they will just start the process up all over again somewhere else.
We asked Ronalie (No Nose) to ask the store keepers which days of the week they are running. After about twenty minutes she comes back and says “One guy said they are open everyday the lady at the dress shop says it is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Finally the Food lady says it is open only two days a week (no idea which two)”. Admittedly we were not too surprised as this kind of response seems to be a typical Filipino answer.
Finally after a long hot thirty minutes of shopping we cooled off with a refreshing drink of buko juice, buko meaning coconut.