Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Along the Mekong

Fishing boats, with their all-seeing eyes on the prow

Fish trap guard dogs take their jobs quite seriously. It's obvious that many of them are descended from the German Shepherds abandoned when the U.S. military pulled out at the end of the War.

Coconut is a big crop here, and quite a lot of it is made into candy. Here's the raw copra, before processing.

Here's the coconut syrup being cooked down for the candy.

And here's the finished candy, ready to be cut into bite-sized pieces and individually wrapped for sale. It's often flavored with sesame seeds, chocolate and other flavorings.

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