Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Markets at Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Now I can officially say that I have been to a bazaar! On our last day of touring we asked the translators to take us to their local markets so that we can take a glimpse into the normal life of a Uzbek person.

Their first reaction was one of confusion and amusement but they did agree and off we went.

Unfortunately as you could see from one of my previous posts that Mondays are their holidays so most markets were closed. Fortunately we found one that was open for viewing.

You had to first pass through this mall, see the amazing ceiling?

And then the bazaar was there to greet us

We were of course greeted with curious eyes. We were the only ones there wearing tshirts and flip flops =/

See the amazing groceries! Samples of the fruit and vegetables were always offered, they were delicious.

Next was the meat market where samples were also very readily available.

And the very tasty cheese both salted and unsalted. Unsalted really does not taste like cheese!

A delectable feast for the eyes! I am so glad I got a glimpse of daily life =)

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