Tržište: Market

9 Jul

Alright, so first two admin things. 1) Totally curious to know what you all think of the new layout. I like the colors better, but I think it is harder to navigate. Hmm. 2) Sorry I didn’t post and made people (mom) nervous! I was feeling under the weather the past couple of days, so I didn’t have any adventures to post about! I’m starting to feel better though now 🙂

Today, I felt good enough to go on an adventure to the Market (pronunciation guide to follow), but before that I had to get some espresso in me. So, I went to Cordoba Cafe, the cafe that is just outside of BBI, drank a macchiato and loooved it. I especially loved the elder gentleman across and to the right of me who decided to start off his day with gelato! Yep, he had a giant thing of gelato served in what we would consider to be a novelty, 1950’s style ice cream glass. You know, a cone, with the top folding out and some ridges along the whole thing that, when they reach the part that folds out, look kind of like flower petals.

I think this is an instance where I won’t pull the “when in Rome” card.

Now for the super fun stuff: MARKET or Tržište!!!

This farmer's market puts even Portland to shame

Okay, so I’m sure you’re all wondering how in the HELL “Tržište” is pronounced. Here’s what I’ve gathered so far: the two consonants may be together, but put an “eh” between the the “t” and the “r”. Now for the “ž”: it’s actually pronounced like the “s” in treasure. Got it? cool. Now, the “i” is always pronounced like “ee” (as in feet… or italian), and “š” is “sh”. So, phonetically, it is kind of like: tehrzhishte. YAY! You speak Bosnian!

This market is incredible. First of all, it is GIGANTIC. Like, absurdly huge. Secondly, it has everything. At this market, I easily could have bought tomatoes, red bell peppers, a t-shirt, a dress, chicken, a cow’s head, a necklace, and feminine hygiene products. Right? riiight? What I actually bought were: red bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, raspberries, eggs and chicken. It’s also worth noting that I got all that for about 12 km, which is about 9 USD. AMAZING.

On my way back to the apartment, I grabbed a loaf of bread from a small bakery that, if I was in Paris, I would call a boulangerie, but I can’t remember what they are called here.Oh well. Point is, I get a delicious, ridiculously cheap lunch today!

Might be feeling up for the hike tomorrow. It sounds AMAZING…. even if it is going to be 90 degrees!

Also, I’d like to introduce you to my favorite neighbors:

My favorite neighbors!

You can’t see it very clearly in the photo, but in that birds nest are at least two baby birds. Can you make them out? They have little strips of white just below their tiny little beaks 🙂 I never would have seen them except, three days ago, when I was returning home from sushi and starting to feel like I might be getting a cold, I saw the mother feed them. Whenever I see a bit of nature nurture like that, I feel a little blessed.

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3 Responses to “Tržište: Market”

  1. charles alexander July 9, 2011 at 3:26 PM #

    I see the baby birds! And, a language question — what does PRODAJA SUHOG MESA mean, which appears in the photo? “Produce for the table” — probably not? I do like the new look of the blog, colors, etc., though agree it might be a bit harder to navigate, and just a bit harder to read (type seems lighter, but maybe that’s my eyes this early morning). Wasn’t there an in-between look for a few days, i.e. not the original, not this one — I liked that one, too.

    • globetrotterkate July 9, 2011 at 3:31 PM #

      I’m glad you can make them out! Prodaja suhog mesa means “Sale: Cured Meat”, but my guess translation for “mesa” would have been “table”, too. The type does seem lighter – let me know if it is too bothersome. If not, I’ll probably stick with this layout.

      There was an in-between look, but it kind of bothered me. I definitely prefer this one to that one 🙂

  2. Anna Mason July 12, 2011 at 9:32 PM #

    Totally thought of Korby during your pronunciation lesson!! And the market sounds amazing. I am very jealous right now of you and your beautiful baby neighbors. I also like the layout and color. It speaks to me 😉 lol

    xoxo Miss you.

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