Travel Pics Theme: V for Vietnam

Fresh seafood off the boat

Fresh seafood off the boat

The theme letter for our ‪‎travel pics this week is V, for Vietnam.

For an ostensibly communist country, Vietnam is a remarkably capitalist society.

In fact, it is officially “a market economy with a socialist orientation” … but on-the-ground, that means little.

This woman, selling seafood off a boat in Halong Bay it s a good example.

She and her family make a living fishing in the bay, and then selling the produce.

It’s difficult to see any difference between her, and a similarly placed fisherwoman in Thailand, or a corn farmer in Indonesia.

But geopolitics aside, I found the colour of the baskets, and the freshness of the seafood, along with the matter-of-fact attitude of the fisherwoman all made for an interesting picture.

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