Markets are such one of my favourite ways of engaging with any city. You can talk to vendors who have knowledge of their product rather than bored shop assistants and the products themselves provide little clues about life in that town. It’s also my favourite place to pick up a beautiful memento of the trip. I have an aversion to huge shopping centres, so open-air markets are my favourite.
I picked up some beautiful yellow paper butterflies which decorate my room now and always remind me of Paris.