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Marche Kermel

Marche Kermel, Rue de Essarts, Dakar, Senegal
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This is Dakar:  Marché Kermel Dakar  Senegal

This is Dakar: Marché Kermel

Both locals and tourists go shopping at Marché Kermel. The beautiful Victorian style open air building shelters its busy fresh food stalls inside. Outside, art souvenir stalls boarder around in a maze-like setup, with some vendors working on pieces throughout the day.

There are other markets nearby, namely Marché Sandaga within walking distance, but I find Kermel's vendors let you roam about without intensely pushing their wares. Instead of haggling over a mask I don't particularly wan to buy, I am able to watch a basket be woven, a glass tile be painted, and a wood statue be polished.

Usually, this laissez-faire attitude equals more purchases. Go figure!