It is time once again, for Mi Mexico Mondays. I know it's been awhile since I've done one of these. For those of you just joining us, Mi Mexico Mondays are when I show you around my pueblito.
This week, I'm going to share a special place that only appears on Sundays...El Tianguis (swap meet/flea market).
Held inside the canchas municipales (basketball courts), there is a wide variety of items for sale under the multi-colored tarps.
Since El Tianguis is only held on Sundays, there is always a crowd. Always.
You can find shoes for the entire family.
Laundry baskets and plastic toys.
Clothes, accesories, plants, produce, used tools.
Video games, CD's and DVD's. All pirated versions.
One of my favorite places to visit has socks for just 5 pesos a pair. (Less than 50 cents U.S.) A real steal, especially if your socks have a habit of disappearing, like mine do.
Love to cook? You can find just about everything you need for your kitchen right here.
After a long morning of shopping and walking under the hot sun, you'll need something to help cool you off. Why not buy some old-fashioned nieve de garrafa (ice cream) from Chuy Nieves' brothers and dad?
If you're looking for something a little healthier, stop by this fruit stand where you can buy a large cup of sliced pineapple, watermelon, mango, papaya, cucumber and/or jicama for a mere 10 pesos.
And while you're there, quench your thirst with a refreshing cup of agua de coco (coconut water), also for only 10 pesos.
So...if you're ever in the neighborhood on a Sunday, be sure to stop by El Tianguis.
I've shown you part of Mi Mexico, now show me yours!