One of the things I loved the most were these artisan colored pencils. They make it for such cool studio/home/kids bedroom decor and are so much fun :-) I came back with 10 sets of 12 pencils with me :-) I might part with some, but still thinking about it...
We went to a covered market that had all these cool items for sale: clothes, shoes, nuts, LOTS of booze, maps burnt on leather, hats and all sorts of handmade stuff.
This one is to me the most interesting. This is cachaça (sugar cane liquor) aged with a crab in it. I had some cachaça, which goes down smooth and hits you in the head so fast you don't realize it, but I am not sure I would have the courage to drink this one. Good thing I wouldn't be able to go through customs with that in my carryon ;-)
I am still fighting this cold so bare with me as I get caught up with all your blogs updates!!!