Wellington Night Markets
Before heading out on vacation, I started planning for a nice photo-post of the Wellington Night Markets. I was dead keen to get it photographed and written before heading home, but in my desperation, I failed to string words together. So, this time I’m skipping the words and getting on with it. Better late than never, right?
I’m a big fan of street food, especially stuff you can nibble on while moving
The Mexican shop hot chocolate tastes great, but is hard to photograph in the dark. Luche libre masks are much easier.
Before the crowds comes the frantic set-up. It wasn’t actually frantic. Some of the booths stayed empty for an hour or two.
The queue for this spicy soup was huge. This appeared to be the crowd favourite on the night.
Nothing says “night market” like little lanterns.
What do people think of the markets? Best food? Best bargain? Does anyone actually buy anything at the “craft” stalls?
Chimney cakes! And there’s a salami stall there with some fresh and very spicy salamis. I’ve also bought weird old glassware in the vintage/junk shop near the back.
Not so sure about the concept of open-air karaoke. There’s something just wrong about doing karaoke when sober.
I thought the belly dancers from Indeja made for much better entertainment. Sadly, I didn’t have the light to make that work. I need to try to catch up with them again and be better prepared.
The venison is my favourite but the Mexican donut-thingies are good too and +1 for the Karaoke is wrong sentiment.
I love attenging night markets, especially when there’s good food out there to be eaten in the chilly evenings! Best part about it is seeing what kind of knick knacks people pull out from their storage rooms to sell. You can really find some pretty interesting pieces if you look hard enough at the little stalls and I dare say I’ve found quite a number of nice display items while I was at it!
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