On the second day of my trip, there was a huge celebration going on. I stepped out of the house to see what all the commotion was about. We came across a brightly lit alleyway with tons of street vendors all lined up selling all sorts of things. It felt like Christmas except this is pretty much the norm here, year-round. Here are some pictures of some of the things I sampled.
The Indian ice cream man. The ice cream was kept cold and scooped straight out of that portable metal cooler.
Ice cream flavors: Mango, pistachio, strawberry, and fig, served up on a leaf
THIS is what I wish we had in LA…a man on every street corner serving freshly-cut exotic fruits
Brightly colored thingamabobs called “bundi”. They come in a sweet or savory flavor. The baker laughed when I took pictures of the desserts and rolled his eyes saying, “Heh, Americans!”
A local woman who made a big fuss of me being in the alley. She wanted a picture with me so a few of them took snapshots of me with their camera phones like I was some kind of foreigner or something!?
“Bhari” is a sweet snack made from cow’s milk. It looks like cheese and has the texture of silken tofu. I ate it every morning with my tea
I hope you enjoyed the mini tour. I was bright-eyed the entire time because there was so much to see and so many things to taste. Trust me when I say that this isn’t even half of it. There’s still plenty more to come!
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