A Campesino Market Tour

It feels good to be back in Colombia. I had an amazing week of laughter, love, and tears with my dear friend Kate and her family in Vermont. But arriving back in Bogota on Thursday night felt good. Yesterday I spent 6 hours sitting in the waiting room of the immigration office waiting for number 34 to be called so I could get my visa. Believe it or not, it makes me feel grateful for the “efficiency” of U.S. bureaucracy. Today Sara, Logan, and I wandered around a regional farmer’s market here in Bogota. Tomorrow it’s back to Cali and time to actually start getting some work done. I suppose the U.S.

Campesino market in Bogota with vendors from the region.

Campesino market in Bogota with vendors from the region.

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Layered merengue cake and rice puddings.

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Yummmmm.

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Pudding Galore! Berry, Passion fruit, and Lime.

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Fresh grilled and friend blood sausage, chicken, pork, and chorizo. $2.00

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Sara and Logan about to dig into the merengue.

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Grilled and smoked meats. A massive pot of soup.

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Fresh roasted pig! The rice soaks up all the juices and the best part is the nice piece of fatty crispy chicharron (pig skin) you get on top.

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The “Queso con Dulces” station

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Digging into my plate of fresh farmers cheese topped with arequipe (dulce de leche), candied pineapple and strawberries, and jarabe de panela (sugar cane syrup).

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Sausage selection!

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The natural medicine booth. A root that you peel and eat raw to “cure diabetes,” oil of coca leaves for joint aches or memory problems, oil of marijuana leaves to prevent cancer and relax you.

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2 responses to “A Campesino Market Tour

  1. Susi

    This market is amazing. What a feast for the eyes! I am ready for the merengue cake. It looks delicious. We miss you. Lots of love from all of us.

  2. Jordan Michels

    What a great chance to experience classes at the University. Good Luck. I’m sure everyone will love you.

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