Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea marketplace is as a whole lot part of the Goan experience as an afternoon on the seaside. More than 3 decades in the past, it became conceived and created with the aid of hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to examine stories on the heady Indian circuit and selling pairs of Levi denims or home made jewellery to help fund the rest in their stay.
Nowadays things are some distance extra mainstream and the products comes from all over India: sculptures and jewellery courtesy of the Tibetan and Kashmiri buyers; colourful Gujarati tribal girls selling T-shirts; richly colorful saris, bags and bedspreads from Rajasthan; sacks of spices from Kerala; and the hard-to-leave out tribal ladies from Karnataka pleading passers-via to ‘come appearance in my shop’.
Weaving in among this syrupy combination of stalls are the final hippies, backpackers, weekenders from Mumbai, and bus- and taxi-hundreds of bundle vacationers from Russia and Europe. Such shopping power has inevitably driven market charges up but with masses of competition you may nevertheless find a few desirable bargains if you know the right price.