Afterwards, Kerry Lynn and I decided to explore the right side of Ocho Rios where tourism is more prominent. On our travels, Kerry and I browsed several shops that sold small hand made nic-nacs but also saw companies that reminded us of Canada, such as the presence of KFCs and Scotiabanks. We eventually arrived at what appeared to be a small market where a gentleman inticed us to take a look at some dresses. Little did we know that there were 50 little booths hidden within the walls that took us nearly two hours to through. This place had a much different vibe than our previous market experience. It was fairly low key and there were mostly elderly women trying to sell tourist items like jewellery, bags and souvineers. Women and some men sat outside their booths waiting for you to arrive. They know you are coming and they are all fighting for your business. It was interesting going from booth to booth because all the women would say the same things likes 'its free to browse' or 'pretty lady, come right in'. They try and sell you all the cheap things and its unfortunate because its more than likely a customer would have already purchased a similar item at a previous booth. As we went along, the vendors would say things like: 'i've been patiently waiting on you, so you must come check out my booth'. The shopkeepers also tried to barter with us to make it more intriguing for us to buy things. It was like nothing I have ever experienced.
It would appear that competition would be difficult becuase most booths sell the exact same items. Once you get through the first few booths you have almost seen everything you will find. It is difficult becuase it feels as though you are being traped by all there people who want you to buy. Although alot of the stuff is the same, there were a few booths of artists and wood crafters. We were able to see two men doing their work carving wooden animal sculptures and it was quite amazing being able to see their talents and the stuff they can do with their hands. Kerry Lynn and I enjoyed our day at the market and having the opportunity to meet so many people, and we would not have changed it for anything.