Fish Markets

October 25th, 2012 at 3:00 pm by David Farrar

On Wednesday we went to Sa Dec. It’s another trading port and centre. It was also a base for US swift boats in the war. It has a population of around 100,000.

The market here specialised in seafood. Lots of crabs bundled up.

And a bowl of yummy squid.

You want fresh fish – these are still alive and kicking.

These prawns were also kicking.

Less keen on these though. Yuck.

I could make a joke about Trevor Mallard here :-)

Some live frogs. Cribbet.

And these frogs are less live.

This is the house the French writer and file director Marguerite Duras lived in.  As a teenager she had an affair with a Vietnamese man, which she later detailed in various books and films.

In the afternoon we just cruised. It’s nice being on a river, as you see land and sights as you travel. This is a shot of some typical greenery.

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7 Responses to “Fish Markets”

  1. b1gdaddynz (279 comments) says:

    Thanks for sharing these pictures DPF bringing back some good memories!

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  2. bc (1,355 comments) says:

    All that seafood – yum!

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  3. Cactus Kate (549 comments) says:

    If NZs number one travel blog comes to a hasty end we know why.
    Please post again tomorrow so we know you’ve made it.

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  4. Kea (11,878 comments) says:

    This is driving me nuts. I wish I was there :)

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  5. wahior (8 comments) says:

    Change of status: Imodium to standby.

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  6. mara (752 comments) says:

    That is horrible Farrar. All those poor creatures, live, kicking and bound. The people in your fabulous fish and animal market have no idea how “evolved” people feel about cruelty to animals.

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  7. Cactus Kate (549 comments) says:

    I do agree with Mara on this point.
    David you need to go back and release all the live seafood into the ocean.
    Bit late for the duck and frogs. We can only hope they were slaughtered humanly.

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