Day 8 – Trip to India – Produce shopping at Crawford Market
We went from breakfast to a guided tour of Crawford Market. This is a covered market that had been operating for more than 200 years. Here we saw how the Alfonso mangoes are displayed and shopped. Each vendor takes great care to sort and display only the finest produce to please and retain customers in this competitive market. While in the market we experienced our first monsoon downpour. The monsoons had arrived with us the day we landed I the city, but this was the first time we had been outside when the water fell from the sky. It was quite heavy, but our space-age, breathable, synthetic fibers can’t is dry. Mumbaikers get by with or without umbrellas, but nary a raincoat. Very different look to outdoor attire between Seattle and Mumbai. However, we did see some billboard advertising western rain jackets like ours so perhaps they’ll be more common the next time I’m in Mumbai.