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Mornings in the market are full of commotion, people, cars, donkeys, and bicycles. Unlike markets in other parts of the world, Latin American mercados(market), get started relatively late at around 10am or so. Such a market in China would have already be shutting down after the morning rush. The difference lies in the purpose of these markets. Elsewhere, the morning market is a place for friends to gather before heading off to work, or sharing a tea before jumping on the bus. Here, these general markets function more as a shopping mall, rather than a gathering place.

Just about everything and anything can be found here in the Granada market. Fish, chicken, rice, shoes, pants, cell phones, and an assortment of other goods. Unlike the Oriental Market (oriental only by name) in Managua, the market in Granada is heavily guarded and a policeman can be see at every turn. Such was no so in Managua were even the locals are sometimes weary of venturing into its biggest outdoor market. For three days, I visited this place at various times during the day. The people couldn't of been friendlier both vendors and shopppers. As you can tell from my photos, I found this place to a be a paradise for colors, shapes, people, and environment.

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