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Thursday, March 24, 2011

taking it to the streets

Drive by pictures of street vendors and market scenes along the way in Mozambique




chokwe market




mangoes and bananas
and a place to watch the world go by



off to market





hawking to bus passengers





shade tree boutique





stop me and buy one - but dont wake the baby
fashion and plastic



bit fuzzy but nice baskets



hot stuff
piri piri (chilli sauce) vendors



markets are noisy and colourful places
the music was really pumping!


21 comments:

mermaid gallery said...

I'd be loading up on pin pin and baskets!...looks wonderful ...i have been posting pics of Mexican markets...they are so colorful and authentic...sure beats the walmart experience...love the pics...still snow piles here so a little heat looks good to me......

Miranda said...

ha, cool! Love pics snapped out of moving car windows!

Lori ann said...

LOVE the markets, but am always afraid at these, it can be difficult to extricate yourself!

e said...

I so miss open air markets! Lovely photos, Val.

Val said...

mermaid - i tried to leave a comment on your last but connections been so bad lately. might try again now - insomnia hours seem easier :)
that piri piri is really good!

Miranda - me too and a great way to spend a long road trip :)

Lori Ann - this market looks particularly vibrant and a bit like a souk inside - i think you could get lost in there without a guide!

e - yes the sunlight just makes it look so much more attractive. If you like loud music you would love this one!

thanks guys xxxV

Val said...

mermaid - i tried to leave a comment on your last but connections been so bad lately. might try again now - insomnia hours seem easier :)
that piri piri is really good!

Miranda - me too and a great way to spend a long road trip :)

Lori Ann - this market looks particularly vibrant and a bit like a souk inside - i think you could get lost in there without a guide!

e - yes the sunlight just makes it look so much more attractive. If you like loud music you would love this one!

thanks guys xxxV

Janet said...

So colourful in such poverty . . . .
thanks for the virtual driveby
:-)

Amanda said...

i love these scenes of color and beauty♡

some day i really hope to get to mozambique - in the mean time thank you for allowing me a virtual peek into this fantastic place.

xx

Friko said...

We have markets too, but the noise level of the colours is nothing compared to yours.

Wonderful pictures, I can almost smell the heat and the aroma of the fruit and spices.

Pooch Purple Reign said...

i can just feel the warmth and the atmosphere the way you describe it.
i would love the music!
~laura x

Val said...

Janet - yes those market scenes shimmer with colour!

Amanda - let me know when you are coming :)

Friko - can you post some pics of your market scenes? tht would be great

Laura - the music is like a pulsing heartbeat - very very loud :)

thanks for joining me on this road trip
xxxV

karen said...

Hi Val! great photos.. it is amazing how colourful and enterprising all these stalls can be. Just love the piri piri vendors - particularly the signs!!

Your Mozambique idyll sounded lovely, and I also really enjoyed the word pic of Bon Arrivee Cafe in Maun - perfectly depicted!!

lgsquirrel said...

Thanks for sharing photos on the colorful life in Mozambique. Looks very peaceful and alive.

Charl said...

Lovely memories of these typical street scenes.
I haven't had that wonderful peri-peri in many years.
Thanks for sharing your trips and stories, Val.

Val said...

karen - great - you are back! always amazes me how area specific each product is - piri piri here, baskets there, ceramic pots there.

ah yes, spent a bit of time at Bon Arrivee!!

lgsquirrel - yes mozambique is pretty calm and friendly overall. Early explorers called it 'land of the good people' or Terra de Boa Gente (sp?)

Charl - that piri piri is really good! you think a bottle will last a lifetime but it really doesnt :)

thank you guys xxV

Angela said...

What exactly is piri-piri? These colours and scenes and noises (yes, I can hear them!) almost make me drunk. Fabulous, Val, and so so SO different from our orderly German fruit markets. Must take photos from here!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Very colorful. I enjoyed the visit although I'd like to have bought something. One of those baskets, I think.

Lauri said...

Love the photos, so quintessential Mozambique!

Val said...

Dear Geli - piri piri is hot sauce made from those small really hot chillies - also called Donna Anna in mozambique; its famous

Midlife Jobhunter - those baskets are great and very well made. I have some and use them all the time

Lauri - yes indeed. So good to hear about your Writing event in Maun - glad it all went so well!

hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are xxxV

Reya Mellicker said...

Fantastic shots.

I promise I will NOT wake the baby.

Anil P said...

Street-side markets are fun. Some of these scenes would not be out of place back here in India.