local markets

Jemaa el-Fnaa After Dark – A Food Lover’s Paradise

Marrakech, Morocco – Wandering the twisting, narrow streets of the Medina, it’s impossible to get very far without hearing a familiar phrase, “The square is that way!” By daylight, I keep Jemaa el-Fnaa – Marrakech’s main square – at my back while walking the labyrinth of alleys, ducking through arched passageways and arriving at more than one dead end. Marrakech …

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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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