The texture, the colours and aromas of food and craft markets are a sensual delight. I have now found my favourite. The I heart (written as the heart symbol) Market at the Moses Mabhida stadium grounds in Durban.
During our winter visit to Durban a special classmate from Maris Stella class of ’86 arranged that we meet at the I heart Market, which is held on the 1st Saturday of every month.
I may be guilty of bias being a Natal girl but the market is top-notch. I have visited many markets in Gauteng and none have impressed me as much as this one. The wares on offer seemed to be high quality and locally made, in most cases home-made. Imported plastic junk does not float my boat. I followed my school friend’s advice which was “wander around, touch, taste and ABSORB”.
The food stalls which we bought from were exceptional and unusual. I had a lovely time catching up with old friends, enjoying the sensual extravaganza of the market. I hope that my next visit to Durbs coincides with the 1st Saturday of a month so that I can do it over again.