El Mercado San Camilo in Arequipa, Peru is an enormous market not to be missed when visiting. This place has everything.
The most exciting part of my trip? Juice! Juice! Juice! The absurd selection of fresh juices was endless. Check out the menu, take the price and divide by 3 for USD prices. You can get a fresh juice on average for $2. Heck yes!
As you can imagine, there was also a vegetable section and an entire aisle dedicated to potatoes. Here are two of the most important corns in Peru, the choclo, absolutely delicious for eating off the grill on the street or fried and crispy kernels for a crunchy snack. Then below, the infamous chicha morada or purple corn which is used to make an oh-so-delicious and refreshing sweet drink which I often enjoyed with my lunch.
So ladies and gentleman, enjoy the local markets of the countries you travel to! They can be quite entertaining and it’s not something you have to pay to see! Many local markets around Latin America and other areas of the world are likely reminiscent of this one, but I think that there’s still cultural facets that can deliver further insight into the lives of the locals.
Go hungry! 😀