Roadside Fish Market in Martinique

Roadside Fish Market in Martinique

It is, for me, one of the true highlights of travel throughout the Caribbean. Roadside fish markets are everywhere in our islands. The fruits of the sea on offer here are the freshest you can find anywhere, of course. So too is the old talk, gossip, or melee. Belly laughs and boasts are a constant as fish are cleaned, weighed, and sold in a timeless, steady rhythm. Flies buzz about. Shoppers and the curious do too. Smells run the gamut, though they only add to the rich milieu of island life. Even in a place like Anse-à-l’Ane, where I don’t speak the language, the roadside fish market vibe is intoxicating to me, each visit bringing me closer to the real Martinique.


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