One of my favorite ways to experience local culture while traveling is by visiting a market. Loud, crowded and colorful, it’s easy to immerse oneself in this multi-sensory slice of daily life abroad. In every destination, I’ve found a market worth visiting, from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market – the biggest seafood wholesaler in the world, to Bamako’s recycling market – metal and dust and the steady rhythm of hammers permeating the air.
Today on twitter, the #FriFotos theme is “markets.” Looking through my photos, I was amazed at the diversity of the markets I’ve visited in my foodie travels. Join me on a visual journey through some of the most amazing markets I’ve seen around the world: