Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sorong Market

Our plane was delayed by six hours so our "minder" (from Raja4Divers) offered to take us to the local Sorong market. We were feeling a little guilty since we hadn't even left the hotel on our one day in Sorong so it seemed like a good opportunity. It was a big busy market, catering to locals, not tourists. (Not many tourists here, other than divers who spend as little time in Sorong as possible, nicknaming it "So Wrong".) Local markets are always fun. We couldn't recognize half the fruits and vegetables and other food products.

Apparently the market is open 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. And we were told that despite the appearance of their stalls, some of the vendors made a lot of money and had big fancy houses.


I love all the different kinds of bananas, including one called "horn bananas" because they look like horns. It's too bad that all we normally see in Saskatoon is one generic monoculture type banana.


I liked the scaly skin of these "snake fruit", but they weren't all that tasty.

snake fruit

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