Monday, June 19, 2006

New Word

Tianguis: A traveling market that sets up shop on a particular street in the city on a particular day of the week. Tuesday on one street, Wednesday on another etc. What does this market sell? What doesn't this market sell! Produce, meat, cheese, fish, many illegal CDs and DVDs (sometimes the vendors are raided by the police and their product confiscated) and a bunch of crap that you will probably pay too much for and will break the third time you use it. For example: hair clips, assorted plastic shoes and dishware. According to some of the vendors we talked to as part of a Spanish class exercise, this mobile market has a few advantages over the stationary market in south of the Centro. Fewer taxes and a bigger customer base.

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