I have recently visited France for a family holiday, and as such with the local needs, the market place is a buzzing area of organised chaos. Shoulder to shoulder we were led up and the down the isles between the stalls. Occasionally we darted off and the walk ways quitened down and life was a little slower and provided more opportunities to take photos.
I have always like the idea of 'shooting from the hip'... Dial in some settings, locate your target and see what you can achieve, just by pointing and shooting blindly so to speak.