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Friday, October 14, 2011

$26 Shopping Spree at the Mercado in Cuenca

We’ve lived in Cuenca going on five months now and we still get really excited about the fresh produce and the amazing cost. It is absolutely wonderful. The food tastes so good and fresh. The tomatoes here taste like the ones I used to pick from our garden back in the states—sweet and fruity tasting.

Freshest Fruits and Veggies

I had never tasted fresh peas before coming to Ecuador. The only peas I could ever find were the frozen pre-cooked peas in the frozen department of the grocery store. If you like peas then you don’t know what you’re missing. Seriously the fresh peas, spinach, collard greens, cabbage, and broccoli, and all of the produce is so tasty here. You wouldn’t believe all the fresh broccoli you can buy for a $1 here, its unbelievable! Here, just watch the video and see for yourself.


  1. I am watching this video 2 years after you made it, have prices gone up much for the same food?

  2. ...amazing the # of people who shop at the maxipali and la union in Nicaragua as well...with all the fresh fabulous fruit and veg available in the numerous markets and vendors...why would you?...

  3. Remember, prices can go up according to how gullible each individual is.


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