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VIETNAM--Part 14

Vietnam, part 13

A BOAT RIDE ON THE THU BON RIVER


My Friend Qua, Whom I Met On a Previous Visit to Vietnam, Guided Me On the Trip On Hoi An's Thu Bon River



Approaching the Dock at Hoi An's Central Market Is a Wild Scene



The Din of Women Bargaining Over the Morning Catch Is Deafening



Note the eyes on the boat



Up Above the Dock, In the Market Area: Hats, Hats, Hats!



Colorful Vegetables Overflow Their Baskets, Reflecting the Fertility of the Surrounding Area



But It's Fish That Dominate the Market,



And That Are the Focus of the Most Intense Bargaining!



Beautiful Houses Line the Banks of the River, Where Boats From All Around Find Parking Places



Casting a Net, Hoping For a Good Mid-Morning Catch


Ship Building Is a Major Industry in the Area, Even Though Hoi An Is No Longer the Important Port It Once Was


These Men and Many Others Like Them Spend Almost All of Their Lives on the Water



Qua Lives in An Hoi Village Opposite Hoi An: Smaller Villages Haven't Yet Seen the Changes Found in the Bigger Cities and Towns (If They Ever Will!)


Vietnam, Part 15


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