11 June 2013

Travel Tuesdays - To market, to market

Bomdila, Arunachal Predash, India
On Travel Tuesdays we take a trip off the Charleston peninsula and dip into past travel albums.

This evening's visit is to one of the markets in the hill town of Bomdila on the road to Tawang. Pots and pans, kettles, fresh vegetables, the best oranges in the world and hanging on the strings below - dried yak milk, hard as a rock to suck on for hours. Not something you find at the local Piggly Wiggly.

That is my sister-in-law Val, shopping for kitchenware in the photo above.

I need to get to bed, kids. I am taking forty four teenagers on a field trip to Trident Technical College in the morning. Wish me luck!

Hanging garlands of dried yak cheese for sale
The best oranges in the world, NE India


Lowandslow said...

Was the display of Charmin just out of the picture? That would be important for me to know before I tried any dried yak milk. ;)


Susan Moorhead said...

I want a ladle! And one of those bags. And oranges! Oh, I could do some serious wallet damage if they let me loose on the world!

Charlestonjoan said...

Lowandslow - it was pretty awful. I had fonder memories from childhood that didn't pan out.

Charlestonjoan said...

Tea kettles aren't shown in this photo - that was what I wanted. And oranges, oranges, oranges. Yum.

Marcheline said...

These are EXACTLY the photos I needed just now. I'm going through a real "India phase" right now. Reading books set in India (have you read "The Sandalwood Tree" by Ann Hood? I highly recommend it!) and watching movies about India (Life of Pi and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Eat Pray Love) and generally longing to go there.

The more posts about India, the happier me!

Pixel Peeper said...

Dried yak milk...I'm guessing like hard candy?

Or not?

Charlestonjoan said...

I got 'em! I will check into that book. I read the last one you recommended and enjoyed it.