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I usually write about 500 words in my weekly blog but this time I will let the photographs of my local market tell the tale themselves.

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The beauty shop

The Offal shop

A good selection of offal

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Different types of rice in bulk – bought by the kilo or sack

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There is plenty of cooked food available – here you have fried bananas

Porcipine anyone?

Or you can buy your own meat to cook at home – porcupine, bats, rats (with free flies), moles, pine martin, squirrel, fermented baby swallows, hornet lava and grubs, etc.

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The more conventional chicken

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Live chickens and pigs in baskets ready to take home

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Pumpkins, gourds and bananas

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Dried fish

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Not sure what you are supposed to do with these twigs – they are not for the fire, definitely ‘food’.

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Traditional H’mong headdresses for the H’mong New Year – now there is a feed for the next blog ….

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