Honduras-Part 10-The vegetable markets of San Pedro Sula
The fruit and vegetable markets are co-mingled, but for purposes of illustration, I thought I would separate the photographs and just show the vegetables in this post. It probably makes it more interesting.
Santos walked through the markets with me for the entire time. Having a Honduran with me seemed to give me more credibility with the vendors. Santos acted more like a bodyguard than a taxi driver. He was always staying close by, looking around, watching the people, etc. I finally asked him about it. He said he used to be a security guard and it was just second nature to him to be watching the crowd to make sure no one tried to pick my pocket, or grab my camera. OK with me. Later, he told me I should never go into those markets alone. Said lots of pickpockets were there.
While we were strolling through the markets, I could occasionally hear comments in the background about the American guy taking photos, but could not discern exactly what they were saying. A number of the vendors just flat-out asked me if I wanted to take photos of their produce. I think I was just an oddity there. I was probably a break from their normal Saturday market routine. Every time I spoke with one person, (3) three others would come up to listen just because they were curious. Fine with me. The more the merrier.
Ok, check out these photos. Pretty good looking stuff, huh?
After a few hours in the markets of San Pedro Sula, it was time to return to the hotel to get ready to leave for my 3 hour bus ride to the west to visit the little town of Copan Ruinas. But first, lunch!!
Next: A trip to Power Chicken for lunch!
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