Moncton, New Brunswick
October 29, 2000
If you are not African, be prepared for the ever-present 'Un Cadeau??' children looking for handouts (gifts). If you stop to look at a stall, you will likely not be able to leave without a purchase of some sort - unless you're willing to push the stallkeeper out of your way.
There are also stalls that sell fabric. I got about 12metres for approximately $24US - not a bad price at all - and it is a good quality wax print.
You can also pick up the mandatory souvenir items - might I suggest bronze animals (camels, giraffes, lions), leather items (boxes-$10US, mirrors-$4US, key chains-3 for $2US) and music cassettes ($2US each). The deals are out there!!
And remember,although it may seem like too little money for the same item you would purchase at home - the vendor would not sell it to you if he wasn't making some money on it.
From journal A Trip to Another World