Dry Bridge Flea Market, Tbilisi, Georgia
Best for: quirky historical memorabilia
Established in the 90s, following the collapse of communism, when city residents started selling their possessions in order to make some much-needed cash, this Tbilisi market is now a permanent fixture, with vendors making a full-time business out of selling collectables. Open daily, year-round (other than on Orthodox Christmas and Easter), on the Dry Bridge (Mshrali Khidi) and overflowing into adjoining Dedaena Park, it's packed with domestic flotsam and jetsam - old telephones, cameras, tools - alongside military items such as medals and compasses, making it an illuminating window into the Georgian capital's turbulent history.
Dry Bridge (Mshrali Khidi), Tbilisi 0105, Georgia