Fresh fruits

“The Terminal Xela” here you find everything very cheap and in bulk, meat, fruits, vegetables, clothes, and everything you’re thinking.

So welcome to the biggest market in Xela!

“La Terminal de Xela” aquí encuentras todo muy barato y en grandes cantidades, carne, frutas, verdura, ropa, y todo lo que estes pensando.

Asi que bienvenido al mercado mas grande de xela!

What to Do – Reader Photo

What to Do - Salvino Terranova

So many of us have incredibly busy lives, I am often thankful for the moments of downtime that I have. Then again, I think we all know the feeling of boredom that can come over us when we aren’t in constant motion. This makes me think of the many vendors in the markets all over town, that have a lot of downtime. Of course they have busy hours of the day, when they hopefully sell much of what they have to offer. But also, they must have hours of time when there is nothing to do. My friends make fun of me for keeping my old phone only because it has Tetris on it, but I bet you that a few of these market vendors totally understand why I would.

Photo sent in by reader Salvino Terranova.

Day After Day

Day After Day by Luna McCarthy

Day in, day out, the vendors are at the market. Come rain or shine, they are there, dedicated to selling their goods, no matter how great their stall is or how tiny their baskets are. In so many ways, I admire their tenacity and fortitude.

More Market Finds

More Market Finds by Jose Moreno

What are these? Where can you find them? What can you put in them? And most importantly, why are they so brightly colored? Heh heh…I love the local, tipico stuff that you can buy in the markets, although sometimes I have a hard time explaining to the vendors that I already have a house full of them.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.