|It was a busy Monday morning in Ramadhan - Takengon|
|At about 7 am and everybody is rushing to the market|
|Fresh matured coconuts for sale|
Morning market in Indonesia is such an interesting place to include in your itinerary. Not only it gives you a fascinating opportunity to experience local environment, colorful surrounding, noisy atmosphere but it's also a photography heaven. The petty vendors shout and call for their customers, friendliness is the key to their business success...it's the way they compete to lure their customers. Hence, they are also camera friendly. The moment you point your camera at them, they're ready to give your a pose and a smile. Even taking pictures of their merchandise is not a problem.
Depik are small fish from Lake Lut Tawar. They taste very delicious.
Then we moved on to the vegetable sections and our eyes were glued on the colorful fruits and vegetables neatly lined in rows on the streets. We walked all over tempting to buy a lot of things but since our journey would be a long way before we fly home, it's not a good idea to buy anything perishable. Then, from a distance we watched the fish section...I can't stand the stinky smell...the fishmongers and vendors were happily calling for their customers. The local fish come from the lake while salt water fish come from the neighboring fishing town in Aceh.
At about half past eight, we left Takengon leaving joyful memory of such a short stay. The friendliness of the Gayo inhabitants and the tasteful Gayo Coffee will last long in our memory. As soon as we left Takengon, we were back on the rocky road of Kabupaten Aceh Tengah. Our next destination is Tritit, another site of the recent earthquake.
|We thought we were early at 7 am but there were already many people|
|Vegetables vendors and their goods|
|Colorful vegetables neatly lined on the street|
|The locals shopping for their daily supplies|
|Fish is the popular protein|
|Depik are small fish from Lake Lut Tawar. They tastes very delicious.|
|The fishmongers asked their picture to be taken|
|Tuna fish which must have come from other parts of Aceh|
|The Beca is more elaborate with front cover and operates with a motor engine|
|Beca (Trishaw) is a common transportation in the town|
|The basket at the sides of the bike are loaded with fresh fish|
|Posing for the camera - they are happy and ready to begin their day|
|Bandang fish is the favorite of many|
|The fishmonger's motorcycle is loaded with fish for sale around the villages|
|Noodles is so popular among the locals|