Yes! It's Saturday today!
Every Saturday we go shopping."Oh, it's probably not fun for you, you know shopping in Tesco", but here it is an exciting thing. We have to do it early in the morning because it's boiling.
As soon as I arrived at the market from a long trip bus to bus, colours flamed all over the place. I could see houses of every single colour you can imagine: bright pink, purple, blue, yellow, not like the the white and grey houses you get in England and the fruit is different to the usual pears 🍐 and apples 🍎 or oranges 🍊. Here instead you get passion fruit which looks like monkey's brain inside but is still delicious, or skin ups. Golden apples can be very sour, plantans look like a massive banana but you fry it instead (I have them every day for breakfast). Unfortunately is not mango season. There are actually much more fruits but it would take me almost the whole year to write them all down.
The market is in the main town (St Georges), by the water on the hot tar coated road under the blazing sun☀️. Some people sell on the pavement under a piece of cloth for shade, others sell in colourful wooden shacks off the back of thier trucks.(I would never sell there, it's too hot!) Fish 🐟 and meat 🍖 are sold under some sort of roof, unfortunatly there is not air conditioning. As soon as you enter the fish🐟 market a strong smell of fish wafts up your nose. If you look in thier display tubs, you will see fish of all different shapes and size, patterns and colours. We usually buy tuna but last time we tried shark. I didn't like it that much, was too gummy. We don't buy chicken or meat because it's full of flies and fat. They sell goat sadly!
There is music 🎶 everywhere, mostly reggae.
The majority of sellers are women, they are beautiful with brightly coloured turbans in their hair, some even carry baskets on their head. The tropical dresses with their dark skin underneath look fantastic.
Because is so hot I buy these juices in a plastic bag (I usually take passion fruit). Its practically a juice in a clear plastic bag tied up so you have to bite a hole at the edge of the back to suck the juice out.
At the end of the day, me and my sister Nina insisted on getting an ice cream 🍦which melted in seconds!