COMMERCE. TRADE. Barter and bargain. Hustle and bustle. Markets, souqs, bazaars.
Trade is what drove human migration. Salt trains through Africa. Silk roads through Asia. Spice islands in the east.
Even in communities and corners where self-sufficiency is still the norm, people will still meet to get themselves a bit of this in exchange for some of that.
The noise, the colour, the dirt, the smells, the flavours, the fragrances – and occasionally, the pickpockets. Markets are an insight into the lands we visit.