Selling Fish

Finally, we cycled out of Vientiane! It was an excellent day on the road as we had a slight tailwind and it did not feel the predicted 35C. It did not take us long to clear the city limits, and soon we were in a more rural part of Laos. Kids shouted “Sabaidee falang!” as we slowly made our way in a southerly direction. Although this is not the most scenic part of Laos, I was happy to be on this familiar road as we cycled past numerous temples, rice fields, markets selling woven products and the odd broken down truck. It is the beginning of the rice planting season, and we watched subsistence farmers under straw hats sowing rice seeds in small fields next to their homes. We past kids on bicycles going to school and stalls selling small fishes in plastic bags or individual tropical fish in bottles.
A great shot and lovely colours. Hard to believe they force them through the bottle opening. How do they get out?
posted June 15th, 2018  
Interesting image. I love the colors. I wonder what they do with these fish? Do they keep as a pet? It seems they do things out of necessity, not a frivolous want...just my impression.
posted June 15th, 2018  
Such an interesting roadside stall. A very colorful shot
posted June 15th, 2018  
@gardenfolk Mostly they are seen as good luck. Therefore, they are essential. "Good Luck" is very important in Southeast Asia. People go to the temple to pry for Good Luck.
posted June 16th, 2018  
@leananiemand Yes, now I understand...thank you! I didn't know that goldfish were good luck but sometimes we follow Feng shui for the same reason and have a red front door for good luck! Every little bit helps. :)
posted June 16th, 2018  
Those poor fish, not a very inviting environment for them to live in
posted June 16th, 2018  
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