The Mbour fish market in Senegal

Vismarkt Senegal |

Fish, fish and more fish

One of the highlights of our trip to Senegal was the fish market in Mbour. Complete chaos but also with a weird kind of order too. Colorful in any case! If you go to the market in Mbour keep in mind that people are not too fond of having their picture taken. With a few exceptions. So make sure you get permission when shooting portraits or just shoot overview shots. Even than they might get angry at you and one of our group was almost hit by a guy who got mad.

Vismarkt Senegal |

I find that always a bit of a tricky thing. On the one hand you want to be able to shoot colorful photos but on the other hand you don’t want to offend any one either. In any case: we managed to make some pretty pictures regardless.


Even if you do not like photography, it is still highly recommended. It’s just fun to pick a spot (out of the way!) and observe people going about their business. An overview in pictures!

Vismarkt Mbour |

Fish market Mbour |
If you shoot me, I will shoot you!
Fish market Mbour |
Organized chaos

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Simone van den Berg

Travelling makes my heart beat just a little faster. Ever since I can remember I have wanted to discover the world and experience other cultures. Ever since our first far away trip to Mexico in 1997 I love to explore outside of Europe. Having said that: there is so much to see closer to home still! Combining travel with delicious food is the ultimate combination as far as I'm concerned. Of all my travels I have kept journals. That's why this site is called 'Paper Travels"

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