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Friday, January 15, 2010

States of Sunshine (pt 2)

If you ever head this way, I think you might like the famous Eumundi Markets. My boys endured a few hours here with me. I think they secretly enjoyed themselves, especially when plied with food and drink.


This guy did a roaring trade – this is a potato swirl – one potato on a stick, sliced in a spiral, dipped in light batter, deep fried, and sprinkled with savoury salt. Korean recipe apparently. Super yummy.


We enjoyed looking at the various wares – K here is inspecting a flyswatter with the iconic Ozzie 'thong' (jandal/slipper) as a swat piece. Wonder what the flies think when they see a massive, solid shadow coming towards them. Hmmm…[BTW, did I ever tell you about the time when we had just arrived in Oz, and our host at a BBQ spotted a redback spider. He leapt up yelling, “Whack it with your thong!” …..I know now!]


There were lots more Ozzie flavoured goodies everywhere. It was nice to familiarise ourselves again with such things.


I love the market atmosphere, the hustle and bustle, the interesting people, the different sounds, smells, colours, and sights.


And I was fascinated to see even a ‘chandelier’ in this tent, giving it the air of ‘prestige’, I assume!


E even got some training in bird whistling. This old dude was selling bird whistles when we lived here years ago and E was thrilled to discover he still frequents these markets!

There is a reason why the markets start to close after lunch. The heat gets to most of us…..


Don't worry - there’s other relief close by too…..hundreds of kilometres of relief.


1 comment:

Ange of the North said...

Just my kind of place. Eclectic, warm, not rainy, and close to the beach! You all needed some holiday time and I'm SO glad you got it!

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