A Communal Breakfast in Coc Ly Market

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Communal.

In February 2017, we visited the Coc Ly market, one of the many Hilltribe markets around Sa Pa in the northwest of Vietnam.  This market is located about 60 km (36 miles) from Lào Cai, a city just across the Red River from Hekou, China.  The people seated at the long tables in the picture below are enjoying a communal breakfast before shopping in the market.

This photo was taken in the early morning of February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/25 sec, 55 mm.

Pho Bowls at Coc Ly Market

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Order.

In February 2017, we visited the Coc Ly Market, a local market near Sa Pa, Vietnam, that is open only on Tuesdays. At this market, you can buy clothing, spices, vegetables, farming implements, fertilizer, seeds, handicraft, and a haircut, as well cows, goats, horses, water buffaloes, pigs, and dogs. Locals sit at long tables eating steaming pho and drinking a strong alcoholic rice liquor, while enjoying each other’s company. We especially liked the display of colorful pottery pho bowls with chopstick hole that were offered for sale.

Pho bowls with chopstick hole
Pho bowls with chopstick hole

This photo was taken on February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/4.9, 1/15 sec, 18 mm.