The okadas (motorbikes) have it much better, as they can navigate more easily:
You can seemingly buy anything you want at the various shops- pots in one shop, eggs in the next, and purses in the next:
Mounds of rice and beans abounded:
As did tomatoes and peppers, which my friends were looking to buy:
I saw plenty of new and unfamiliar things, but my favorite new sights were smoked fish and cow skin:
After only 40 minutes I was totally exhausted from so much sensory overload, and thankfully everyone was finished with their shopping. My goal is that by the end of my time in Ife, I will be able to go to the market by myself and do my shopping, knowing where all the good produce is and how to bargain for it well. Mango season is in December, so I’ll have plenty of motivation to be ready for it!