Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Retail Therapy in the Shouk

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As part of the "feeling good" plan I bestowed upon myself, I went to the weekly market (shouk) today.It is a great place to find cheap stuff and/or fruit and vegetables. It is noisy and colorful, it smells middle-eastern style (lots of greenery, olives and spices) and because you are looking left-right in search of bargains, you don't have time to think about anything serious, besides, "oh my gosh, that gorgeous cotton shirt, is it really only 10 shekels?" Of course I bought a lot of stuff for Maya - books, some board games and some wooden beads and blocks for sorting, so I was happy with what I found. The weather was nice even if a bit windy, the sea a light shade of bluish grey (a bit like Maya's eyes) and it felt good. There were two hours well spend. Oh, and I bought from an old Russian lady a boxfull of buttons for Maya to play with, for the sum of 5 shekels. I gave her ten and she thanked me profusely...All in all, it was a good, positive day.

"All is well in my heart and home" says Louise Hay, and so do I.
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Simcha said...

Was this a shuk in ashdod? It sounds more like a flea market then the Jerusalem shuk, which mostly has food. When I lived in America I loved going to the flea market every Sunday and finding exciting bargains. It's one of the things I miss the most.

Alone in Holy Land said...

Yes, Simcha, it is half shouk half flea market.
Have you been to the Flea market in Jaffo? It is absolutely fantastic! You need to go, really.
Oh, and I like my bargains, too...

Maa said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. I live in a rural area and we only have one little food market about 60 klms away, once a month.
I glad you had an enjoyable day.