Taking one photo for every day of the year.

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One of the few souvenirs I bought for myself from a 2005 family trip to Vietnam. It was funny to see my mother haggling the merchants there. We’d seen her do it at garage sales sometimes while growing up but to see where it came from and why Westerners/Americans didn’t stand a chance against her negotiating powers was something else! Haggling is expected there, because every other stand is selling the same souvenirs at slightly different prices and you can pull the old “well that’s too much – I’ll just go over here to this other person and see if he’ll give me a better deal.”

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