san camilo market

This little piggy went to San Camilo Market in Arequipa [YQrtw Day 95 Jul 13]

Location: Arequipa, Peru

View of the inside of San Camilo market in Arequipa
View of the inside of San Camilo market in Arequipa

It’s Saturday and I have no class! (Although I still need to get on with memorizing my verbs, never mind that for a moment.) I checked out San Camilo a little past lunch time.

The market is very near the city center. Like many other buildings in South America (OK, maybe just this other one in Arica), it was designed by Gustave Eiffel.

From the outside, the market doesn’t look that impressive. It’s kind looks like Kuala Lumpur’s central market. But the inside is something I’ve not seen before.

Tall metal poles support the metal roofs and sunlight pours in from the side. I have a feeling the inside of the market is modern.

For me, the most impressive part of the market was the fruit stall lane. The fruits were stacked really high on a sloped display.

Fruit stalls at San Camilo market
Fruit stalls at San Camilo market
[Fruit stall photo source: Foursquare]

At the market, I ate ceviche and drank mix fruit juice. I’ll leave the food entry for one of the #FoodFriday but you can check out the photos in my Chinese blog.

Juice stalls at San Camilo market
Juice stalls at San Camilo market
Official scale in the market. Reminds me of ancient Rome.
Official scale in the market. Reminds me of ancient Rome.

Other important news

I’ve moved out of my host family’s place. I’ve discovered that I’m not very good at host families.

Yes, it’s a good chance for language practice but only if I’m willing to talk. Most of the time, I’m more willing to sit in front of my computer.

Taxi in Arequipa
Taxi in Arequipa

Today was moving day. I called one of the taxi companies in my broken Spanish for a cab. The cab never came.

In the end, the host-sister helped me call for one and shared what the usual price of a taxi ride is.

My room at the hostel has 3 beds, enough for 7 people and all that for me. That is just AWESOME. I’ve also made myself at home, which is I’ve made a mess of the room. Just in one day!

How was your weekend?

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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