Downtown San Josè

May 27:

We were dropped of at a barricaded street entrance. We saw many places, but the central market and the central business district stuck out.

The Central Market was a labyrinth of pathways through vendors and shops. They were selling piggy banks, herbal medicines, raw meat, toys, and more. It was comparable to an unorganized Wal-Mart.

The central business market was crowded and noisy. Vendors and store employees were verbally advertising discounts and products. Our group weaved in and out of crowds to reach destinations like The Central Bank, historic Post Office, National Theater, and Cathedral. Tommy bought an ocarina with the shape of four different animals. After touring the notable areas, we left to visit UCR.

-Tristan

Outside the National Theatre, downtown.

Outside the National Theatre, downtown.