While spending their 91 days in Hanoi, Mike Powell and Jürgen Horn visited the Sunday market in Tam Sơn, Vietnam. They took a ton of pictures and some video, and told us a little about the experience. So I am going to do what I've been told not to.
Don’t quote us on this, but we figured there must have been well over a dozen ethnic minorities represented at the market, just based on the different outfits we saw. Members of a particular group seemed to stick together, whether sitting down for lunch or joining forces for haggling. Our guide, Chu Chu, pointed out the guys asking for rice wine samples. We saw them go from stand to stand, asking for a taste at each. Later in the day, we saw these same guys stumbling around, blissfully drunk.
When someone says, "Don’t quote us on this," it's less of a challenge and more of "I'm not exactly sure." But you can judge for yourself as you take part in the Sunday market at Tam Sơn by visiting Hanoi For 91 Days.