While exploring the fish markets near the Sri Lankan beach of Negombo, I meet Raja. I don’t ask for a tour but I get one – and it turns out to be perfect.
Yes, the Ayothaya Floating Market is made for tourists – but for local Thai tourists! That makes for an interesting enough sight in itself.
Each Friday, the main square in the small town of Souillac comes alive. It’s market day and that means a traditional French gathering of local producers.
For a bit of a different German Christmas market experience, try the markets at Tegernsee that are connected by a boat across a lake.