Friday, April 29, 2011

The market

Every Thursday is market day in our neighbouring town Ribera. We’ve been there a couple of times and have realized that if there is one place in Sicily where you can find almost anything, it’s at the market. At seven o’clock in the morning, the Sicilian women (because yes, the clients are almost entirely women) get there in order to get the freshest produce and the best deals. Apart from all types of vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, nuts, olives, fish, meat and cheeses there is also a huge selection of clothes, shoes, underwear, kitchen wear, lamps and all sorts of knick-knacks that are offered for ridiculously low prices.

Aside from a few items of clothing we haven’t really found many things to our taste, but it is still a great spectacle to witness… and maybe we’ll find that elusive bargin if we just get up early enough next time.

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