The Amlapura Market in East Bali is a wonderful window into the local area and its people. Run by, mostly muslim femme d’ un certain age, merchants who are extremely warm and friendly. I’m sure, however, the experience would have been even more rewarding if we had someone along who spoke the local language.
When travelling I will always head to the local market, not just for a bargain. Markets are a gathering place for people, so they’re excellent microcosms of the area. You can learn a lot about a place, its people and their values, history and politics by attending a market. The local produce means you will discover new tastes and sometimes entirely new fruits and vegetables…
Maybe next visit I will go on the Bali Asli Cooking School – Balinese Lady experience, which means you can tag along with the chef while she buys for the restaurant.
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