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Lao markets – NOT the Fear Factor version!

(ELTW is a finalist in the “Best New Blog” category at the Foodbuzz Food Blogger Awards. Click here to vote for me!)

A wordless post from inside the morning market in Luang Prabang, Laos.


Brought to you by the colours green, white, yellow and beige…













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21 Responses to Lao markets – NOT the Fear Factor version!

  1. Conor @ HoldtheBeef October 9, 2009 at 10:38 #

    So many textures!

  2. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 9, 2009 at 10:41 #

    Conor – thanks for reading and yes, the different textures and colours probably deserve some well crafted words but I though this was easier on the eyes for a Friday morning!

  3. Lori Lynn October 9, 2009 at 12:20 #

    Neat!
    LL
    P.S. I voted for you.

  4. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 9, 2009 at 12:22 #

    Lori Lynn – thanks! And yes, I could have spent hours in the markets!!!

  5. Jessie October 9, 2009 at 12:45 #

    lots of great stuff! I love the colors too

  6. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 9, 2009 at 12:47 #

    Jessie – thanks!

  7. Miriam October 9, 2009 at 14:16 #

    So different from western produce!

  8. Divina Pe October 9, 2009 at 14:33 #

    I see some similarities between the ingredients in Laos and the Philippines. Great photos.

  9. high/low October 9, 2009 at 14:57 #

    We love heading to food markets on our trips. I see you guys saw custard apples there – we recently had them for the first time!

  10. K a b l o o e y October 9, 2009 at 16:22 #

    With a special guest appearance by Magenta. Great shots, and I really am glad you're spacing out Laos, because as we get into colder weather and shorter days, I love these vacations by proxy. Oh, and the Foodbuzz rules say we're supposed to just vote once. Darn, I was hoping for an American Idol scenario. Anyway, you've got my vote, of course.

  11. 5 Star Foodie October 9, 2009 at 17:16 #

    Great pictures!

  12. MaryMoh October 9, 2009 at 20:11 #

    I always love local markets. The many things sold there always fascinate me as many of them are not found in normal supermarkets. The atmosphere is exciting too.

  13. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 9, 2009 at 22:37 #

    Miriam – it was awesome!

    Divina – I would LOVE to visit the Philippines one day!

    High/Low – yes – we wondered what they were for a few days til someone could tell us in English!

    Kablooey – you could always demand a recount! ;-)

    5 Star – thanks!

    Mary – I find supermarkets fascinating also!

  14. Chow and Chatter October 10, 2009 at 00:41 #

    just voted for ya

  15. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 10, 2009 at 00:42 #

    Rebecca (Chow) – thanks!

  16. Special K October 10, 2009 at 05:21 #

    When I travel, it always seems as if the food is more alive…I am going to Madrid/Spain…have suggestions?

  17. penny aka jeroxie October 10, 2009 at 12:16 #

    I just love the markets. Every country, every state. They all have new things to explore and to taste.

  18. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 10, 2009 at 12:28 #

    Thanks Penny – I know you preferred the FF version though!!!

  19. Anonymous October 10, 2009 at 15:01 #

    Your page is very beautiful. The different types of foods and the vibrant shots from the markets……..how exciting it was to look inside of your world..you are a clone of myself……looking for that perfect shot to bring everything to life…..Good luck!

  20. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite October 10, 2009 at 15:22 #

    Anonymous – thanks for the kind words…

  21. The Best Family October 19, 2009 at 22:59 #

    love the colors and textures, especially the contrast of the bright green and the hot pink in the last photo.

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