This market is the largest in the area. Between the market and the visit to the fruit plantations later in the day, I took many fruit pictures. Bear with me because it’s going to get fruit-y!
The Boyfriend and me. Friends complain I don’t put enough people pictures, so here’s one!
Baskets of long ngan fruit.
Advertising poles. As the pole advertises, this boat sold everything: garlic, onion, carrots, lettuce…
How about some jicama for bo bia?
A boat of watermelons.
Rice Husking Mill. Between fruit activities, we also visited a rice husking mill. This shows the various stages of rice husking. We passed on the 8:30 am offer of rice wine with 50% alcohol though.
Rice Reserves. These could be worth a lot with rice prices increasing!
Boat ride. Our boat ride to the fruit orchard was quite laborious at times due to the low tide. All sorts of things (plastic, clothes, plants) would get stuck on the propeller and would have to be removed.
Warm welcome. We were regularly greeted by cheerful HELLO and WHAT YOUR NAME? from kids running out of their houses along the river.
And now for pictures of fruit still on trees!
Bananas. With the beautiful flower still attached.
A row of papaya trees.
Pineapple growing crooked.
Purple chili peppers.
And let’s not forget the mighty mango! This was the nicest cluster I found; never mind the bathroom as background…
All this in one morning!
After we took the ferry leaving Can Tho, we had to wait for our bus since it wasn't on the ferry with us. As we waited, I wandered around an area with vendors catering to passengers from the ferry. I bought these fruit - I believe them to be marian plum. They look like apricots, but had the texture of a ripe plum, tasted very sour with some strong mango flavour!