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Amazing Local Markets Around the World (PHOTOS)

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 – …

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A Foodie’s Journey through Mali

Mali is one of those places usually reserved for daydreams, evoking thoughts of the remote and the exotic. The name of Mali’s famous city, Timbuktu, is used in Western culture to describe something so far away that it borders on the impossible. I never imagined that one day I would actually be in Mali. The Niger River flows through this West-African …

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