Thanks to Hansa Tours I finally got the opportunity to visit the famous fruit market Paloquemao, but fruit is not all I found! A dizzying array of market goods are on offer here as well as countless Colombian traditional snacks and rows upon rows of brightly coloured (often painted!) flowers 🙂

It’s great fun to just wander among the stalls bartering and joking with the people, listening to locals making casual conversation and shouting out their specials. If you want to practice your Spanish or get over your natural aversion to haggling then this is the place! However my favourite thing without a doubt was to try the fruits here though, so many are similar but larger or different to the ones found in Europe and plenty just don’t exist in my country!