The Weekly Photo Challenge is Treat.
We do not celebrate Halloween in Nicaragua. Instead, we observe the Dia de Muerto ( Day of the Dead), on November 2nd. That is the time we gather at the cemetery to clean and decorate the graves of our loved ones.
My favorite indulgence, besides chocolate, is when we travel abroad. The biggest feast for my eyes is to treat myself to a local market. And I mean LOCAL, not the tourist traps where throngs of foreigners go. When we were in Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, we took a chicken bus to Santa Clara to visit the local market. We were the only foreigners there and what a treat it was!
The enjoyment of watching the local Mayan women dressed in their finest traditional clothes for market day.
The sweet gift of pineapples from the vendor who matched her outfit to the color of the pineapples.
The entertaining turkey vendor. We talked turkey and she was so good at her sales pitch that I almost bought a turkey in a sack…but then I came to my senses. 🙂
The delightful vegetable woman and her hand embroidered flowers on her blouse.
The gratification and entertainment of watching the local Mayan women shop in the market…priceless.
Next time you travel abroad, treat yourself to a small local market. It is pure satisfaction.