Santa Cruz Fish Market, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador
What the Santa Cruz Fish Market lacks in size – the entirety of the market consists of little more than three large workbenches and an overhead canopy – it more than makes up for in personality. This may be the only market in the world where merchants work side-by-side with sea lions, boobies, and pelicans, while magnificent frigate birds soar overhead. The animals are, of course, looking to collect scraps from the fish mongers’ knife, and you’ll be amazed at how well-behaved they appear to be (aren’t we all, when it comes to food?).