|Katie getting some good ocean salmon - yum!|
It was huge. This is the biggest market I have been to yet in the Caribbean. It was fairly clean, organized and the vendors were mostly friendly and not too pushy.
We took an initial spin through to get a lay of the land and then started zeroing in on a few items. It was really hard as there were SO many vendors. My guess is that after a few times a person would find their favorite stands and then just stick to those vendors. As it was, we found a wonderful lady selling spices that took the time to explain all the spice mixes she had. We learned what was in each one and how to cook with it. We each bought a spice bundle. I chose the Geera. Later, after purchasing fish, Katie bought some more spices from her.
|Locally made - Delish|
|One of the small peppa stands|
|What a pro. Katie's fish was cleaned and ready to go in no time|
Now we just had to figure out how to get back to Chaguramas. Maxi taxi's at the market don't go directly to Chaguaramas. We needed to get to the main maxi terminal to catch one of those. After some confusion and then clarification, we boarded a maxi to the main station. The driver dropped us off and made sure we got on the right bus to Chaguaramas by stopping right next to the Chaguaramas bus and rattling off a sentence or two - in Trinidadian English (at the speed of light) to the other bus driver....of which I understood zero words! Exhausted, we arrived back in Chaguaramas 30 mins later.