Port Vila Market

Port Vila Market

Port Vila Market

Another time. Another pace. The food is mostly organic. They still have dusty dirt roads in the city. The island is surrounded by crystal clear turquoise-coloured sea and nobody who provides a good customer service expects any tips! That is Vanuatu. I like the ‘back to basic’ lifestyle. Well, in fact, they stayed living a simple and basic life as if the island is stuck in another century. This Pacific island reminds me of a young child. It is happy, it is natural and it is innocent.

The Port Vila undercover open-air market is one fascinating place. The vendors who most of them live in the villages on the other side of the island comes here to sell their organic fruits and vegetables on Mondays. They come here with their boxes of fresh produce, stay here for the whole week where they sleep under the table stalls on the straw mats with their kids and babies — rain or shine.  Then they go home back to their villages on Saturday afternoons, do some farming and come back again on Monday mornings. The basic routine was extra-ordinarily fascinating. The town buys their freh produce here and use them for their French-influenced cuisine.

Here are some pictures:

Port Vila Market

Port Vila Market

Organic Tomatoes

Organic Tomatoes

Vendor

Vendor

Shooing flies away

Shooing flies away

Peeling coconuts

Peeling coconuts

Red Chillis

Red Chillis

Fresh Produce

Fresh Produce

Dried Fish - I don't think I would buy this

Dried Fish – I don’t think I would buy this

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