In Colombia, the older one gets the more respected they are. The cultural importance to respect one’s elders here influences a deeper appreciation of all things a little old, vintage or antique and flea markets are always an event to mark in the calendar. The feeling of community is still strong for Colombians. Standing at a busy flea market like the Mercado de las pulgas de San Alejo can make you feel as though you are in the middle of a family reunion! Everyone is welcome from collector to browser, and a great day out is guaranteed.