Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Market in Iquitos Pink Saturday

As New York City prepares for snow tomorrow I thought we'd go somewhere warm for Pink Saturday. Actually, I'm thinking tropical. We're going to visit  Iquitos, Peru, the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon. It was my entry point to my visit to the Amazon, and we though we spent very little time here, I was intrigued by all I saw. I enjoyed seeing the market stands in the Belen District and thought the bright colors would make for a lively Pink Saturday.



 Not surprisingly, sweet bananas and their starchier, less sweet cousins, plantains, are everywhere in the Amazon.




This is not my usual photo for Buttercupland, but my eye went to all of the pink outfits featured by the Pasiones Boutique.  


 The "motokar" takes the place of a taxi for getting around Iquitos. Iquitos is only reachable by air or river and these motokars are much easier to ship and much less expensive to run. They are modified motorcycles with attached seats.
 
I hope you've enjoyed our quick trip to Peru. My grocery shopping was much more routine and not quite as lively. I stuck to onions and zucchini, eggs and chicken. My plan is to spend part of tomorrow cooking and baking -- one of my favorite snowy day activities -- and I'm planning to try chocolate zucchini muffins.   
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care. Have a pretty-in-pink Saturday.

10 comments:

Paula Kaye said...

Loved the pictures!! One of the things I most loved about traveling was the city places which were so crowded with people and shops!!

Susie said...

Buttercup, I have become such a germaphobe , I don't think I could deal with that kind of place any more. I could never eat there. I admire your adventuresome grit. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Terra Hangen said...

I like cities like this that have a lot of color. I would prefer horses to the polluting motorcars, but it is what it is. Your travel posts are always welcome to me.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh my, it's so interesting to see how very different other countries are! I bet it was a very bustling place, and clearly not a lot of codes or regulations in place! Better than overregulated, I say!

Anne Payne said...

I would love to visit Iquitos someday, especially since I have a dear friend who lives there! Thanks for sharing your memories :)

Simply Linda said...

Thank you for sharing...I loved the photos you shared....have a beautiful week.

BJ PUP said...

Love your pictures.

Pondside said...

We visited the Amazon from the other side - Manaus in Brazil. The market scenes seem to be the same - colourful shops and interesting little vehicles. What a great trip you must have had.

Barb said...

Enjoyed my little tour of Peru. It's a nice change from my snow. I hope since your trees are budding in NYC, the snow won't be heavy. Sometimes there is a spring storm in Denver late in April, and it can really harm the trees. Here in the mountains, the trees are still dormant and my perennial seeds are sleeping under a blanket of white.

Annesphamily said...

such a sweet and colorful share. HPS this past weekend! I need to get back into the routine. I sure love pinks. xo