Markets, Fairs, and Shopping in Colombia – Oh my!

Posted on 15/05/2013

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Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog

Anyone who has travelled or has read about travels in South America knows that one of the most exciting, and perhaps traditional, things to do is going to a local market or fería (“fair”). These markets and ferías can offer you the chance to mingle with local vendors and buyers as well as get your hands on some of the finest produce and artisan goods around.

If you are looking to try some local or exotic produce, food markets, like Paloquemao in Bogota, might be your best bet. While the hustle and bustle of food markets can be overwhelming for some people, the hype and action in the markets gives you a glimpse into the daily lives of Colombians who make their living by selling fresh produce, meat products, herbs, seafood, etc… and can offer you the wonderful chance of exploring local products up close. In any Colombian food…

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