Sep 25, 2013 in

Every town in Vietnam will have a small market that is open every day with more or less fixed stalls in a roofed building. The market is the commercial heart of the town.
At noon until late afternoon however, the market goes to sleep. In Ninh Binh, I walked through the market at that time and saw this:

(So, how many did you count? ;-) )

Noon to late afternoon is the time sitting down at one of the plenty cafés or drink stalls, talking with your friends and colleagues and sometimes play games while being there.

A drink stall on wheels. Not on the picture are the tiny chairs and tables he pulled out of his trunk.

Apart from Vietnamese chess and cardgames, horse-themed Ludo (“Mensch ärgere dich nicht” in German) and Domino are played. All can be played for money.