The best part about traveling is going shopping. This is what I bought in Peru and Colombia this past summer.
1. Colombia - As you can see it was mostly food products. All of it was divided between two suitcases.
|Supermarket sweep! Lots of shopping in about an hour!|
|I love juices so I bought a special pitcher that mixes the pulp so it all doesn't sit at the bottom.|
|Anything related to coffee|
|Beverages - lots of coffee, hot chocolate, and tea|
|Arequipe and obleas - great combination|
|Cookies and crackers|
|This is all related to bocadillo / fruit paste|
|So, everytime I go to an airport in Latin America, I buy this candy. Note the difference between Colombia and Peru. I think we have 11 bags of them between what I bought in Peru and what my husband bought in Colombia.|
|Bought some more textiles. My favorite purchase - the alpaca blanket which I know will come in handy this winter.|
|I bought a little Torito (which brings good luck- they are everywhere in Peru), the Incan sun, and a really cool mask.|
|Here are some little knickknacks I bought in the tourist shops.|
|Lots of books! Although I'm not sure when I'll have the time to read them.|
|This will remind me of the Andean woman weavers we met.|
After a busy summer traveling, it's time to get back to work, but I return with great resources and lots of stories that I hope my students will appreciate.