|Chợ An Trạch (An Trach Market),|
a place where people are friendly, helpful and honest
|This market is open every day--rain or shine.|
|The center of market.|
|Here is one of the many friendly women in this market.|
She is so cute with her pose!
|When you purchase produce here some vendors|
will peel the vegetables for you!
|This friendly woman knows my mother from 35 years ago.|
She used to sell pork back then. Now she sells shrimp, fish and fermented fish.
My mother tells me she sells the best fermented fish at this market.
|lots of fresh vegetables and herbs to choose from|
|Even the market is very narrow and small|
people do ride bicycles and motorcycles
in and through this place!
|When you buy fish here this lady|
will clean it for you!
|ducks and eggs|
|fresh & sweet fruits|
|Mother and son buying prepared tasty food to go.|
|delicious prepared food|
|a young and very cute shopper|
|beautiful display of produce|
|The man on the bike writes Chinese calligraphy.|
This is almost a lost art in this part of Vietnam.
Fewer people know or want to do this.
My maternal grandfather and father were able
to write beautifully.
|This woman has been selling at this market for many years.|
I first met her son when he was a small child at this market.
Now she tells me he is 17 y.o. and is attending school.
|Another friendly woman who has been at this|
same market for a number of years.
|Another regular vendor here for many years.|
|A basket of tiny fish.|
|another friendly and happy face|
|water lily stems|
|lots of fresh and neatly stacked fruits|