Shopping at La Crucecita, Mexico

April 5, 2015

I enjoy shopping when I'm abroad. I usually do a quick google before I leave to find out what I should buy in each particular destination. My sister's already told me to buy them vanilla as a souvenir gift in Mexico.

On our first trip to La Crucecita, we walked around the town and got a feel on where to shop and mentally noted down prices from different stores. I love supporting local vendors and I'm trying to buy more practical items as a souvenir and not another key chain.

I loved the market and that's where we mainly shopped. I also went to the grocery store to browse each aisle for things I could buy that we don't have in Toronto. I found a special hot sauce for a friend of mine and lots of coffee that I could buy as souvenir.

I ended up buying vanilla (liquid and pod), mezcal, chocolates, coffee, and blankets.

I always recommend taking a lap around the market and asking for prices before you start purchasing. Being a tourist has it's pitfalls and it's sometimes having to pay a WHOLE lot more when you shop but it never hurts to bargain. Always have small change and of course cash is key.

2 comments

  1. yes! more practical souvenir and not just keychains haha!

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  2. I always take home a magnet :) It was a silly thing I started and then my husband caught on and now we have all these tacky magnets from places we visited. But of course we also include things that seem a bit more authentic or practical. i love all these colors. I bet the blankets you got are gorgeous!

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