Saturday Street Fair: Palermo

Hola amigos,

Sorry it’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been pretty busy at work (yeah I have an internship here–contrary to what some of you have said, I’m not here just to eat!).

BUT, I got my lazy ass out of bed today and rolled myself to the Saturday fair in Plaza Serrano. It’s actually on Sunday too, but I’m going to the San Telmo fair tomorrow and it’s a bit better than this one. While I’m not that into street fairs, the one in San Telmo has some pretty good choripan.

The Palermo fair is pretty hard to miss. It occupies most of Plaza Armenia and Plaza Serrano, two of the most popular places in the barrio. It goes on every weekend, but I’ve never really bothered to stop and have a look at what the vendors sell.

So I decided it was time for me to check out what goes down in ma hood.

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While I always thought most of the stuff on sale is just a bunch of poor-quality Chinese made goods, I was wrong. If you look closely, you’ll find some nice trinkets to take back home. Since I can’t really write much about most of the stuff sold at this weekly market (clothes/mate pots/jewelry), have a look at some of the photos I took:

Anyone fancy a mass made Buddha?

Anyone fancy a mass made Buddha?

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Because how can you have an Argentine street fair without a mate pot vendor?

Because how can you have an Argentine street fair without a mate pot vendor?

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Thorny
Thorny

This is a shop that mostly sells Mafalda oriented stuff. Mafalda is a popular Argentine cartoon icon. I haven’t really understood her story or her appeal, but she seems to be the local version of Hello Kitty.

UPDATE: I was corrected by my host and learned that Mafalda is very different from Hello Kitty, she is “educated, and knowledgeable. She is interested in history and literature and symbolizes a strong Argentine woman with a quest for knowledge.”

This is a shop that mostly sells Mafalda oriented stuff. Mafalda is a popular Argentine cartoon icon. I haven't really understood her story or her appeal, but she seems to be the Argentine version of Hello Kitty.

HUGE PLUS POINT: You can get your hair combed/braided like this cool woman right here:

Get your hair combed/braided like this cool woman here

Whoever invented this amazing idea should be given the Nobel right about now:

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Munch on a lemon tart while shopping
Yeaaah coffee
Yeaaah coffee

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Peace out


The Palermo street fair takes place every weekend on Plaza Serrano and Plaza Armenia


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