10th day – Bolivian Street Market

I went to Feira da Kantuta in the morning – a Bolivian street market. Bolivians are a recent flow of immigrants, and many in the community are undocumented (with approximately 200,000 working illegally in Sao Paulo).

The market sold everything from toothpaste, clothes, toys, dried food, and a row of restaurants boasting Bolivian fare. They even offered haircuts in tents under the trees! Men: 8 reals. Women: 15 reals.

Haircuts at the market

Children walked around happily with balloons (and cute new haircuts), adults chatted, and people ambled around to get their household needs. It seemed like a social and shopping venue for the community.

I have the phone numbers for one of the restaurants which could be worth chasing down.


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