It's 6 in the morning at the floating market, just after sunrise. A little boy on a small boat is still sleepy. Often street vendors take their children on their boats ... perhaps they would prefer to sleep a little longer, perhaps they would prefer to play, because this is what they are supposed to do at that age.
Here we are at a local market in Vietnam. Surely a place always very lively and crowded, with vendors sat everywhere along the street, a constant loud noise and a strong scent.
A classic of the local market scene in Vietnam, customers parked on the roadside for shopping sitting on their scooters and bicycles, loaded with shopping bags, in every way possible. It's always impressive seeing this motorbikes fully loaded, driving around the city... sometimes you almost can't even see the drivers.
This is a classical sitting position that in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, China, India, etc.. is very common. Vietnam is not an exception, people are used to work, eat or simply smoke, on that crouching position... which is so hard for westerd people like me.
In Can Tho, from early morning until late afternoon, right on the Mekong River's shore, there is a local market. In Vietnam you can eat almost anything that breathes (except humans of course). You can eat all kinds of animals... dogs and cats included.
Another shot from the floating market near Can Tho. This is the traffic on the Mekong River.. peddlers on their boats seeking customers, while others exchange the goods or purchase large quantities that they can later sell on the mainland. Unfortunately this market is no more what was use to be in the past years, becoming every year less attended by the local vendors.