Every so often you realize you were somewhere a long time ago and if you would be there at this particular point in time you would do something entirely different.. That’s a bit of a weird sentence but look at the picture below and it might all make sense to you… I was going through some old photos I took in Vietnam in 2007 – 5 years ago – in an attempt to archive some of the photos so I can find them better.
And then I saw this…. I mean…. seriously?? I took a photo of this shop and did not buy ANYTHING?? Can you imagine that happening today? Nooooo, I certainly can’t. Ok, the reality of the fact is that luggage space is limited when you’re backpacking but if I remember correctly this was in Hanoi and somewhere at the end of our trip, so I could have taken some of those lovely bowls or – you know what – even some chopsticks would make me happy…. Funny too as I recognize some of the patterns on the bowls and plates as being very fashionable at the moment. Sure you can buy it here but the price difference is huge.
So there you have it; I will have to go back to Hanoi to find this little store… And if you’re going there soon, save some space in your suitcase for prop shopping!