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The things I see - Ayutthaya, Thailand

Julien and I were strolling along the road and heard music, similar to what you would hear in the States to announce the arrival of an ice-cream truck.  Just up ahead of us on the sidewalk, a woman flagged the truck down.  

Up pulled, not an ice-cream truck, but a vegetable vendor!  Not kiddies, but adults swarmed the truck to buy their fresh veggies and herbs.



In Sancerre, one of the village bakers drove through the narrow winding streets in a little pickup, bed full of baskets brimming with baguettes, loaves, and rolls.   Are there any unusual mobile vendors where you live? 

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sunflower_sky
Feb. 15th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Not exactly vendors, but there are these old Yemenite guys who drive around in trucks collecting old furniture. The funniest part of it is that they all call out the same thing over a loudspeaker in their Yemenite accents: Alte zachen, which is Yiddish for "old stuff".

...Only in Israel.

~D
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2010 01:48 am (UTC)
*lol* That's a good one!
frigg
Feb. 15th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
They don't come all the way out here, but we have icecream trucks in Denmark as well. Only you have to buy ice cream per box, not per piece. :)
mnfaure
Feb. 16th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
And do the trucks play music? If so, do you know what song they play?
frigg
Feb. 16th, 2010 10:29 am (UTC)
No music, they just ring a bell. :)
mnfaure
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC)
Ah, so kinda the same, but not quite. :P
(Anonymous)
Feb. 15th, 2010 09:37 pm (UTC)
From Robin
We have a Schwan's delivery truck that sells frozen foods of all kinds. He only comes once every two weeks and he is very expensive
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