Shopping at markets
The market is still at the heart of Mexicans’ life and an important part of the culture, so when you visit the city’s markets, first of all remember to take it slow slow so you can truly soak up the atmosphere. Rare is the occasion when you can only find one stall selling a particular product, so make sure to browse when visiting a Mexican market. This will allow you to find out the different prices as well as see the true range of products on offer. If you don’t want to get flat rejected, be ready to pay with small bills, as vendors will never accept a 500 pesos bill. Attempting some Spanish, at least the basics, would be very polite and much appreciated, as vendors don’t usually speak a world of English.
It would also help to haggle, but I would recommend only on higher priced, souvenir-type products, rather than fresh food items. Plus, if a price seems too high, simply walk away and the vendor will often give you a new, lower value. With their colours and variety of products, markets are more than worthy of a photograph, however make sure to ask for permission if you want to include the vendor in it. While you can definitely visit a market alone, visiting it with a local or a friend would help you with choices and prices and, as for most things, it will be more fun!