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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An Easter Goat: Shopping for Food in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA – On a bumpy stretch of road somewhere on the east side of town, between the crowded Meganaña bus station and the mud roads of Kotebe, a steep embankment dotted with trees marks one of the city’s most popular livestock markets. On the hillside, shepherds tend their small flocks of goats and sheep and negotiate deals with prospective …

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What to Eat on the Street in Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a vibrant, former colonial city in the Guatemalan highlands, surrounded by three impressive volcanos. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Antigua is known for its language schools, skilled artisans and stunning architecture. The city is a lively, colorful, International melting pot of travelers, ex-pats and locals. It also boasts some of Central America’s best cuisine.  Share This:

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