Was at loss of what to do today – I’ve walked everywhere and seen most of the museums. I looked online, and some of the websites said not to bother with anywhere towards the south of the city, that it’s not for tourists. However one site was advertising a tour to Mercado de 30 de Julio – so I decided to walk there and catch the bus back.
When I got to the area, I realised why its kept quiet – ALL THE BEST STUFF IS THERE. Approaching the Market from Carrera 10, the street stalls begin selling fruit, cooked food, junk, and clothes. Then inside the Market there were loads of esoteric stalls selling everything needed for magic, and stall holders eager to chat and let me take pictures. Outside, I found more stalls selling strange statues of folk saints and candles – I managed to pass as a Venezuelan while buying a San Gregorio figure, and when I told the women there I was from UK, they wanted to know all about it, and why Wales has a dragon on the flag. The people I talked to about the book Im making thought it was a good idea, and strange that I had come to Colombia looking for Magic Soap and other related things. Ive met the nicest people and been to some of the best places in the world looking for these things.
Below are the soaps I bought, adding to my collection.