Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sundays In My City : La Pulga





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Yesterday we went to Pendergrass Flea Market or "La Pulga" as we like to call it.  Pendergrass Flea Market claims to be the largest flea market in Georgia. They may be right because this place is huge!

(sorry for the quality of pics, these were taken on my cell)

The Mexican and I have been here before, but that was years ago!  The flea market has grown even bigger and there are tons of Mexican and Latino venders.



Mi esposo couldn't help himself and bought our son a Mexican soccer uniform.



There was an endless supply of statues and candles.



Oh!  and boots!
Tons and tons of boots!




These bota picudas were sparkly and came with a matching belt!  I'm thinking this matching duo is for clubbing...?
I looked for some really over the top botas picudas... you know the really long and pointy ones, but didn't find any.


No one should leave my family unsupervised in "la pulga"...  Between my son "break dancing" at every booth that had music going, me stopping to speak with vendors just to practice my Spanish  and my hubby secretly slapping the bottoms of the manequins wearing the Colombian "up" jeans (que levanta la cola), I'm sure we were quite the sight!




We got hungry and decided to check out the food court.  Imagine my surprise when I saw pupusas!!!


They were deliciosas!  I also tried some kind of Salvadoran tamal.  It has beans in the middle of what I think was plantain.  This turned out to be a heavenly experience and I have got to find more of this new obsession.  Does anyone know what it is called?  It was sweet. La mesera asked me if I wanted it con o sin azucar y leche.  I chose no to both because I had no idea what I was ordering.  I do not have a picture to share with you because after the 1st bite, I couldn't put it down...not.even to take a picture.  HELP!  If you know or think you may know what it was, please let me know.


We debated on getting a luchador mask.




I opted for a cute little bracelet instead.


We had a fun day.  There was something for everyone there.  They had farm animals, pets, even sugar gliders!  They also had a lot of booths outside as well, but we were worn out from all the walking and ready to go.


Some pics of my son wearing his new uniform.  Notice any resemblance?  

Image credit: espn go

40 comments:

  1. "La Pulga" looks like quite the place. I think you should've got a pair of those Columbian jeans and worn them with a wrestling mask and cowboy boots. :)

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    1. Haha! Jackie, that was funny!! That would be a great "costume!"

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  2. Wonderful photos, I love, are great fun.

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  3. My menfolk would LOVE that flea market. I'd let them explore, and I'd sit and eat all that wonderful food.

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    1. I know! That actually sounds like an awesome idea. Let the men explore and sit and eat all the wonderful food. Love it!

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    1. The boots were definitely FAbuLous! I want some! Maybe next trip!

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  5. Pupusas and Luchador masks, what more could one ask for. Looks like a really, really fun place to wander.

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    1. It was! Yes, any place that has pupusas, luchador mask, and wild animals has got to be a fun place to wander. hahehheeee!

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  6. Oh what a fun post! I feel like I went to the market WITH you.

    Several comments that come into my head:

    1) I have a BFF who married a Bolivian. They too are combining two cultures in uno casa - - - sometimes it takes a lot of imagination to make it all work, eh?

    2) I've been to Monterrey Mexico twice on missions trips, both times I drooled over boots, hats, and western shirts. They really had AWESOME ones.

    3) I believe you found my blog for the first time today and chose to FOLLOW!!! You are my NEW BFF. ;-)

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    1. Thanks for commenting Keetha.

      How cool about your friend. It is fun for sure mixing the two cultures.

      The time I was in Monterrey we did a little sight seeing. I never saw any of their western wear, but I can imagine how Awesome it was!

      Yes, I found you today via Unknown Mami. Your blog looks like so much fun. I learned so much about cranberries today and can't wait to read more of your blog.

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  7. I love places likethat!

    And pupusas.... Yum! That was the first masa based dish that I made really sucessfully. My firt couple roundsof corn tortillas sucked, gorditas were weird, and sopes were just ok. But darn it if I dont make a mean pupusa :) and the curtido is an absolute MUST to go along with it, yummmmm.

    That plantain dish you tried wason the "breakfast" portion of our two local pupuserias back stateside (Kansas). There they called it an Empanada de frijole"

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    1. I LOVE YOU!
      Thanks for commenting. It may have been an Emanada de frijole that I had. Quien sabe. I am going to look into it and now that I have a name to go with, it will probably make my search easier.
      WOW! You can make pupusas??? Impressive. I tried once and failed miserably. I love eating them. The curtido is a must! You hit the nail on the head. You've got to have curtido!!!

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  8. Ahh my reader published for me!

    There are also "empanadas de leche" which are similar to what you are describing but have milk (condensced milk I assume) inside.

    Here is a link to some random pupuseria menu, maybe that will help you find what you had :

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    1. The link to the menu didn't come up but that is okay. Why didn't I think of looking at some pupuseria menus and trying to figure it out. Duh!!!
      Thanks for jogging my brain.

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  9. Where do you live again? It looks like lil' Mexico. I kinda miss the good ol' Mexican flea market.

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    1. Yep, if anyone goes thru Mexico withdrawals, a trip to our pulga will do the trick. I was surpised that most of the venders are Mexican. I guess most of the gringos se fueron... I don't know, but it was a fun place to be and hang out this weekend. Will be going back. Hopefully sooner than later.

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  10. What a place - looks clean and very well organized!
    Flea markets are fun to explore...

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    1. It was clean and organized. I think that is a part of why this flea market is so huge!!!!

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  11. My husband has been begging me to go the pulga (we also call it el remate) every time we visit my parents. Now that we're moving there permanently, we'll have lots of opportunities to go. I haven't been to a pulga (remate) since I was a kid. I just remember loud, dusty, and lots of cheap plastic toys. I really enjoyed your take on it, made me feel like going next weekend :-)

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    1. I remembered the flea market exactly as you described.... from childhood with cheap plastic toys, dusty, loud. I guess things have changed because most of the things there were new! No re-furbished or 2nd hand items...

      Have fun when you go!!! I'm sure you will. :)

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  12. Oh, Man. I would've snagged one of those masks, since I've never seen one in person. You left me longing badly for home. Great post, Amiga. <3

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    1. We seriously debated it! Next time I'm there, I'll pick you one up!

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  13. Gooooooaaaaalllll! Great pictures.

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  14. Oooh yummy pupusas. I cant wait to go shopping on my next visit back to the states.

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    1. Do you guys have pupuserias there? Just curious how popular they may be. Thanks for commenting Lisa! Abrazos!

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    2. There is a small place in Socal that includes salvadorean, mexican and one other type of food and its so yummy.

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  15. Love the boots!! Nice bracelet, Tara.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Glad you like the bracelet. I thought it was cute!

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  16. thanks for following A Few Clowns Short. I returned the favor.
    Those Colombian "up" jeans - they just poured plastic foam into the jeans right? How could anyone put those on?
    You might (or might not depending on sense of humor) like my post on a favorite Spanish song.
    http://afcsoac.blogspot.com/2011/12/uh-say-what.html

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    1. Great post Bill! It made me giggle because before I learned Spanish, I was probably singing the same words. Your version sounded awfully familiar. Thanks for commenting and following back.

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  17. I wish we had a local market like that to visit! I hope you found a Guadalupana candle - I love, love, love the bracelet!! And I miss pupusas a lot. I'm going to have to get El Esposo to take me to our favorite pupuseria soon.

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    1. I saw plenty of candles. My plan was to come back and buy one after looking around. I guess I need to start taking some ginko-biloba, because I completely FORGOT! So mad! LOL

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  18. I have a luchadora mask that Jarritos sent me. My husband hates it when I wear it.

    I'm so stoked that you joined in for SIMC. The only problem is it is late, I'm hungry, and your description of the food you had is making my tummy grumble.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Unknown Mami! It was fun participating and I'll be back to participate again! Thanks for the opportunity!

      I really think I'm going to pick up a luchador mask next time. It would be fun to freak hubby out and jump in front of him while wearing it. LOL Thanks for the great idea!

      Hope you got a late night snack. :))

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  19. :-) What a delightful post! You now, I was going to post something similar, because I had visited my local market the previous evening. But sadly, I forgot to take pictures as I went with two girls and we were busy freaking out over the street stuff. I love your son in his new uniform - and yes, i see the resemblance! :D

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Tara. I am glad we connected. Expect to see me around often! :-) Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Vidya. I am glad we got the chance to connect as well. Expect to see me around on your end as well. =)

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