In Hanoi, life seems so convenient. No matter where you are, you can easily get anything you need from the street vendors. They can make money by carrying a 'quang ganh' (two baskets slung from each end of a wooden or bamboo pole), riding a bicycle or staying at a street's corner.
The street vendors are everywhere in big cities as well as in small town in Vietnam. They are up before the sun rises, carrying and peddling, offering their goods for sale. They sell everything from flowers to fruits to foods to anything. These are pictures of street vendors in Vietnam and all of the pictures were taken in Hanoi.
Most ‘Street vendors’ in Vietnam is mostly women who make their living by selling goods in the street. It portrays their daily lives, the difficulties and hardships they suffer to make a living, and their dreams for a better future. I salute these amazing people for supporting their families as well as the community, and the contribution they make to the society and the economy of Vietnam.
On the other hand, beware of street sellers who offer themselves to be photographed. They will pose with their baskets of wares balanced on headtops to be photographed or they will pass you their pole with basket of wares for you to carry and be photographed. After that, they will ask you to pay them a fee for taking their photo or using their equipments.