The Market and Local Eats
Mercado Bazurto is a buzzing maze of a market just outside the city center of Cartagena. Colorful, vibrant, and unpredictable, you’re as likely to pass a butchered animal being carted through the small alleys as you are fresh and colorful fruit, and of course there are also the smells of all kinds of edibles. As a photographer, Marianna is drawn to the markets; vibrant with locals, colors, and the sustenance of life, they are often the heart of cities and cultures.
As a surprise, Marianna and Katalina planned a private cooking class for their guests with Luis, a local chef. The travelers, with help from Luis, made coconut rice and a local favorite drink, limonada de coco. The regional cuisine is particularly rich and learning to cook traditional dishes can provide a sense of cultural integration. Besides, local recipes are the best gifts to bring home.