More news from the Market. I’ve just came back from some new shopping adventures. I’m not going to extensively talk about prices, but here’s what I got for 5300 XAF (EUR 8.00 ; USD 10.00; or for José 140.5 pesos). I slightly haggled over the prices, but not so much :
- One big papaya (bought from the same woman who had sold me the bananas last time, she’s very nice)
- 15 dessert bananas (read : sweet ones – check this wikipedia link)
- 4 big plantains (read : bananas to be eaten during the main dish – click here if you haven’t clicked earlier)
- 5 or 6 sweet potatoes (they differ from the ones we know in Europa)
- Three chicken legs
- Three white breads
I was about to mention I had paid 2000 XAF for the cab, and that it was half the price of my food, but I realized I am not sharing enough information on the town itself. I mean, did you know there were plenty of cabs in the streets, and that it’s common to use them ? Did I ever tell you where the market is ?
Oh boy! I am a bad blog writer !
I promise I will post very soon an article detailing how the life is organized here in Pointe-Noire. You will know everything !
Anyways, let’s get back to the Market. I’m not going to post great pictures from it : I had brought my camera with me and people were feeling very uncomfortable, which is totally understandable. It’s like you’re coming here for holidays, and ohhhhhhhh look! there is a market let’s take pictures of this attraction. That’s not what I’m thinking when taking pictures, but that’s how many people feel it.
However, during this first “visit” to one of the most active place in Pointe-Noire, I had taken a few pictures and I had shot a stolen video, from which I extracted some low-quality images. Sorry for the bad quality.
Oh and some people are eating caterpillars. It freaks me out but I think I will give them a try if they’re well-roasted…