Travel Theme: Street Markets

Travel Theme: Street Markets.
I am reblogging an old post of mine because I saw an interesting travel theme from http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/05/25/street-markets/

Global Anni

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Sunday night in our neighborhood is the Pasar Malam or the local night market.  Traffic is impossible and people are wandering everywhere with bags, trolleys, small carts, back packs.  A road is closed off and in the middle of the road are stalls with rickety tables, portable awnings, and a massive throng of people.  Smells of fresh fish, flowers, and cooking food waft through the air and your mouth begins to water.  You brace yourself and push headlong into the crowd to begin bargaining. 

 

Every Sunday I have a rendezvous with the nut man at the Bangsar Pasar Malam!  He and his wife and son run the first nut stall on the street with giant 10 kilogram bags of nuts that are loosely covered with old plates.  Nuts are my favorite snack and these are the best nuts in the…

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11 Comments

  1. ailsapm said,

    May 26, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Very cool, Anni, so glad you found the challenge, this is fascinating, the nut man is my favourite! Thanks for sharing the Pasar Malam market! xxx Ailsa

    • globalanni said,

      May 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Great travel theme. Thanks for hosting it!

  2. Jo Bryant said,

    May 27, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Love it…i wish I could personally visit all these markets

  3. May 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Ahh.. Malaysia, my brother. Good picture. Pasar Malam here mostly about festival with merry go round and such. Pasar pagi is more common here.
    Do you have term “Pedagang Kaki Lima” there to like here in Indonesian? Street market, they’re everywhere right?

  4. globalanni said,

    May 27, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Yes, they are everywhere. I love the street food stalls here too! Yes, we have many Pasar Pagi (morning market). I am not familiar with the term “Pedagang Kaki Lima” as my Bahasa is not very good!! 🙂

  5. May 28, 2012 at 12:01 am

    `It looks like an interesting, well-stocked markets to visit. I’ll bet the town is really nice.

    • globalanni said,

      June 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

      The town is amazing as are the markets.

  6. May 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Beautiful image! So much color!

    • globalanni said,

      June 10, 2012 at 1:31 am

      Thanks, it is a colorful city! 🙂

  7. ailsapm said,

    June 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This week’s travel challenge is a tricky one, but I bet you’re up to it! xxx Ailsa http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/06/01/rhythm/

    • globalanni said,

      June 10, 2012 at 1:32 am

      You have great challenges. Thanks, it keeps my thinking!


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