San Pedro Market, Cusco
Sí, San Pedro Mercado es mi lugar favorito.
An entire page dedicated to my favourite place in Cusco. It has everything from bags, keyring, jumpers, jackets, t-shirts, flowers, teas, nuts, herbs, spices, vegetables, fruits, meats, cheeses, breakfasts, lunches, deserts, juices, and many more.
I feel San Pedro Market is the most authentic part of Cusco (within my reach) without pasta, pizza, pastries and hamburgers. The market ladies are passionate; I buy my food, juice and souvenirs from those who made an eye-contact and screamed the loudest. I did not bargain, while I may or may not pay more than I should, I would only buy at a price I was willing to spend anyway – they are hard workers and I am there to spend money.
Also, it is a great place to practice my Spanish as most of them speak no English – slowly I said “dónde puedo encontrar choclo con queso?” when I couldn’t seem to find those boiled corns with cheese!
Hair-nets & aprons – this market is probably the cleanest local market I have been to… (in comparison to Europe & Asia)
Lenteja=lentil, tarwi=beans, huevo=egg, pescado=fish, saltado=beef dish
Additional reading on Pan Chuta
Now, the colourful world of Cusco…