The best place to get the true flavor of a city is to head to the local market. Walking the bustling streets, and alleyways of the Hue Vietnam marketplace is an assault on all the senses.
Aromas of frying fresh donuts and other treats fill your nose. The squawk of chickens, the throttle of motorbikes, and chatter between vendors fill your ears. Your eyes are saturated with nearly every color of the rainbow found in the fruits and vegetables of the Hue market.
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Baskets full of fire engine red chilies brighten up the market and the dishes of Vietnam.
Bunches of thumb-sized limes give the market and a blow of pho a splash of green.
Orange comes in the form of some of the largest carrots I have ever seen.
Cabbage and parsnips are a blank canvas of white in the sea of colors.
The pale green Bitter Melon has got to be one of the most interesting (or ugliest) vegetable.
Baskets of beans give hints of purple
The bright colored feet of a chicken give a kick of yellow.
Bunches of flowers round up just about every color in the pallet with a beautifully delicate form.
I love going to markets in Asia, the best way to describe it is ‘beautifully chaotic’ a word combination that you wouldn’t think goes together, but somehow it works. One of our favorite markets is the Bangkok train market, it’s the most unique market ever.