The Markets of South Vietnam

It was certainly interesting to check out the local markets here. They sell everything and this is the daily life for most people in the area. The fisherman and farmers catch the fish and harvest the fruits and vegetables and then they bring them to their 1-meter plots on the street to sell their goods.

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Most families shop every morning for their daily menus. This one was in Sa Dec.

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We also saw a floating market…a real one.

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What the family is selling is hung above the boat using a single bamboo pole.

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We were tempted to stop and try out the local fast food place in Vietnam…it is called Banh Mi. You can get a sandwich in 30 seconds for the equivalent of 30 cents. But our tummies would probably have not liked us…

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Now, one interesting/strange/different place we checked out was the temple in Sa Dec that was very similar to the Bihai faith where all gods are treated equally and worshipped together.

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I think the official name is the Cao Dai temple.

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Apparently, this is the third most popular or common religious practice in Vietnam.  It was very different…I will leave it at that.

In this fishing (city/town), 20% of the population is Catholic.

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We stopped by the church as a children’s mass was just finishing.  All the kids were dressed in bright white dresses and boys with red bow ties.

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Last, we did a quick visit to the famous house of the French writer Marguerite Duras. Great place to have a cup of (real) Lotus tea. A popular bed and breakfast stop for only $45 a night.

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And most importantly, they officially have the G55 Mercedes AMG in Vietnam! J

 

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