The hunt began in the small alleys of the Ho Chi Minh fabric market.
Through a combination of broken English and body language, we had decided on our fabric.
Feeling Good about our Vietnamese fabric, we thought we’d be on our way, but then a man with a basket of mysterious food showed up... We realized our Vietnamese fabric hunt was far from over!
It started with a banana leaf pyramid of rice noodle, with minced pork, quail egg, and salt and pepper. It was followed by coffee, tea, and exchanging pictures of family. Before we knew it, 2 hours had passed and with arms full of fabric we said our Cám ơn's and good-byes!
Here’s to our Taaluma fabric friends around the world and Feeling Good, because after all it’s Friday!
When in a new country, it is tempting to focus all your attention on running from landmark to landmark to go out and see the new culture. But there is something special about slowing down to let a piece of the country come to you—preferably home cooked and served on a silver trimmed platter!