Swami Photos

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My last post was about our local Sunday swap meet, or swami , as the locals call it. Some of the comments were asking for photos. Well, this week I remembered to take my camera.

I had no idea how much fun it would be with a camera! Since we are semi-regular patrons, many of the merchants recognize us and were quite willing to pose and have some fun. As a result I had a lot of photos, over 72 of them! Here are just a few that I thought my readers might like.

First, here is a photo of the beautiful view from the center of the markets. The island is the largest of the offshore Islas de Coronado, or Coronado Islands.

As I said, you can find almost anything you need:

Paper products:

A pet store:

And pets:

Not so real pets:

Remember those chickens, I talked about? Breakfast and dinner?

Here are some of the merchants:

The friendly man with all of the dried products, like chilies, rice and beans:

The fish monger, who will fillet your fish right before your eyes:

The cheese sellers having a little fun:

Here is one of our favorite cheeses, Queso Oaxaca:

Need some hardware? This is just one of the tables:

Or perhaps, some candy?

Another name for the Swami is the Mercado, or Market. It truly lives up to the name! You can find almost anything there, although some things may only appear until they are sold, since they are one of a kind…

I hope that these photos will help you to realize that, despite the media of the United States, Baja and most of Mexico is a pretty safe and fun place to be. When you accept the culture, it will accept you.

8 thoughts on “Swami Photos

    cristina said:
    March 29, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    I love it!


      itsjusttoni said:
      March 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm

      Thanks! Glad you like it!


        Linda Bye said:
        March 29, 2010 at 3:14 pm

        Well great pics. We didn’t make it to the Swami this last weekend, but I’m sure we’ll make up for it nnext weekend. Can’t beat the price of DVD’s, and the guy even tells us to bring them back if they’re not good quality. Can’t beat that.


        itsjusttoni said:
        March 29, 2010 at 4:03 pm

        Thanks, Linda! I agree about the DVDs. Maybe we will see you there one of these fine Sundays!


    March 29, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hey Toni, i love your blog, very good work, the banana tree you gave us in our TAI CHI CENTER, is doing great, thanks toni, you are one of a kind, your friend for life……….jess


      itsjusttoni said:
      March 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Jess!


    nancy ashley said:
    March 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    thanks for sharing how your shopping is–looks nice–would llke pictures of your house and flowers. Hope you are doing well. we are fine. Tish and Selena are living with us now. Chip is in Hondruis this week.


      itsjusttoni said:
      March 29, 2010 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! Nice to hear about the family. I am gradually adding to this blog… slowly but surely!


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