Monday, June 14, 2010
A couple of us decided to have our first experience with small market shopping. We walked along the dusty street path for a couple minutes until we came upon a small fruit and vegetable stand. We successfully (without understanding a word the woman said or her understanding anything that we said) bought a couple bell peppers to make a stir fry pasta dish this evening. However, I was determined to get a pineapple for Kir. Because you have to bargain (and we haven’t asked a local yet what normal prices are), I swiftly brought out 500 shillings (about 50 cents) to buy the pineapple. She wasn’t having it. The final asking price was 20,000 shillings. The pineapple was not bought and the search for a cheaper one continues.