Thursday, May 04, 2006

Shopping

A shoe shop in the Pham Ngu Lao district – this is where all the backpackers stay and has some cool little restaurants, i-net café’s and clubs

I don’t know what these guys sell but it’s also in Pham Ngu Lao Street

There are a lot of the people selling funny fruits – this lady will cut it open for you and carve it till it looks like a lotus flower or something – it’s actually more a piece of art than lunch

More weird fruits – the granadilla-looking ones actually taste like green peppers so I guess they might as well be vegetables

I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts dee-dily-dee! This dude chops off the skin and squares it out and when you buy one he chops of the top and sticks a straw in for your sipping pleasure – delicious

A pineapple pruner

Takeaways

Inside Ben Thanh Market – this place is like a very, very big warehouse market that has little stalls set-up in designated areas for clothes, antiques, food etc etc etc – it has nearly anything you can think of and is a haggler’s dream come true (the only problem is it’s so hot and stuffy in there you try and buy what you need and get out as fast as you can sometimes


Statue stall in Ben Tanh market

3 comments:

uno said...

aweness! cool om jou hier te check ne. ekt al vergeet jy is die original blogger van way back when!

uno said...

in bangkok het ons die weekend market gaan uitcheck. daar is ook omtrent fokken alles daar. in sulke moerse sections. ek dink ek het 'n komodo dragon gecheck. en fighter fish, en honde en katte, en skoene en klere en ornaments en net plain alles. dis eintlik bladdy ongelooflik

henno said...

Hos hos! Hoe lykit? Ja daai Bangkok is mal, maar Ho Chi Minh City is net so crazy vannie markets. Ek dink mens kan iemand se ouma hier koop as jy mooi bargain en weet waar om te vra!