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  1. Alex @ ifs ands & butts
    January 9, 2014

    Markets are pretty much my favorite thing while traveling. Foodgasm. I love love loved Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid last year, too.
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 10, 2014

      Again, why are we not twin souls?! What are markets like in Germany?

  2. Jack
    January 9, 2014

    Wonderful, I can almost taste the aromas. I love food markets. My biggest regret is visiting the night market in Beijing about ten years ago when I didn’t eat meat and therefore passed on the grub and grasshopper kebabs :(
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 9, 2014

      Oooooh you don’t know what you missed! I loved the night markets in China and ate everything from snake to sheep penis! Where are you favorites located, Jack?

  3. Irving
    January 10, 2014

    CAT,
    What great pictures! Brilliant color and lighting. I especially love the picture in the grocery store of the cherry peppers (I think that’s what they are, LOL)! But great article on your travels!
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 10, 2014

      That’s a great question – my guess is either peppers or even some sort of olive?

  4. Kaley
    January 12, 2014

    I find it hilarious that the children’s market had cheaper booze? Hmm, okay, Germany.

    I love food most of all, so markets are my thing too.
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  5. Val-Travel Scamming
    January 13, 2014

    Ok, I just ate breakfast and now I’m hungry again….Can’t wait to eat my way through Europe!!
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  6. Ellen
    January 14, 2014

    Aww brings back so many memories, I used to live near Vienna and would go to Naschmarkt quite often. I am going to be in Germany for Christmas and really hope to make it to the Munich Christmas markets! Thanks for this post :)
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 15, 2014

      The Naschmarkt was great, but I wish I had gone closer to lunchtime! As for Munich, it’s lovely, and you’re just a few hours from Nuremberg, too!

  7. Gran Canaria Local
    January 14, 2014

    We used to love traipsing the length of Walthamstow Market, Europe’s longest street market, when we still lived in London-public-transport distance of E17. And we still miss that market’s street food. Although we’ve really taken to the covered markets in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. As well as the mercadillos outside the capital, like the one in Vega de San Mateo.
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 15, 2014

      Street food may be my one true love. Sevillanos very rarely snack in the street (save ice cream and chestnuts, or it it’s Semana Santa), so I indulge when I’m elsewhere!

  8. TapasinMalaga
    January 15, 2014

    I used to love the old Billingsgate Market in London when I lived there. My local now is the Mercado Central de Atarazanas in Málaga city (food market that is). I am in heaven in the fish and seafood section and am totally besotted in wild mushroom season.

  9. wanderingeducators
    January 15, 2014

    I LOVE markets. these photos make me happy!
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  10. Terry at Overnight New York
    January 16, 2014

    I love markets, too, and the best ones are always ready for their close up. You’ve collected some beauties!
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  11. Jennifer
    January 16, 2014

    This is the second travel blog I read in a row that featured awesome food images. And here I sit with my sad bowl of cold Honey Nut Cheerios. I need tapas! :)
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 17, 2014

      You know I’d kill for Honey Nut Cheerios, right?! I am so sick of the cereal in Spain!

  12. Penny Sadler
    January 16, 2014

    Cat, I agree with you, markets are addictive. I have been to Mercado San Miguel in Madrid, loved it! You’ve inspired me to get busy with editing my market photos from the December market here in Dallas! :)
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 17, 2014

      Great, I’m excited to see it!!

  13. Lillie – @WorldLillie
    January 18, 2014

    What luscious eats!!! Yum yum yum.
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  14. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    January 18, 2014

    I love local markets and often find them the best place to buy souvenirs for friends back home.
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 19, 2014

      Definitely agreed. I got half a dozen bags of paprika in Hungary for my boyfriend’s family, but didn’t end up getting back in time to give it to them!

  15. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    January 20, 2014

    Gorgeous photos, Cat. Love the shape of that lemoncillo.
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    • Cat Gaa
      January 20, 2014

      Thank you, dear!

  16. Val-Eating The Globe
    February 20, 2014

    I am going to be in Madrid in April, so I will definitely go to Madrid’s Mercado de San Miguel. This has got me so excited!
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 20, 2014

      You should! And get in touch with Lauren of Madrid Food Tours – they’re really great outings!

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