Guinea: Conakry – Marche Boulbinet Fish Market
If you want some shock factor – head for the Marche Boulbinet Fish Market at the tip of the peninsula that makes the Conakry center ville. This is an absolute overload of all possible senses – the smell of fish in the +35C heat with 100% humidity is overpowering, the scenes of colorfully-dressed ladies selling giant fish from stands and floor is overwhelming, and the sounds of fishermen dragging fish carts is deafening. This could perhaps rival the famous Mogadishu fish market in Somalia – giant sharks and stingrays lying in bloody mud on the floor and carried over shoulders by fishermen. Insanely authentic!