Pasta/noodles existed in both Italy and China well before Marco Polo visited in the 13th century. It was invented by the Persians and brought to both countries by Arab traders. Whatever the origins it remains the world’s favorite comfort food. #pasta#noodles@thesilkroadjourney
So did Marco Polo bring spaghetti and ravioli from Italy to China? Or did he take lamien noodles and dumplings from China to Italy? #spaghetti#lamien#noodles Find out the answer in tomorrow ‘s @yamashitaphoto instagram post.
Dip nets line the banks of a canal in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds) in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. #MekongDelta#Vietnam
Women separate rice husks, used for animal feed, from the grain destined for human consumption by shaking the rice in woven baskets and throwing it into the air, bathing themselves in a shower of rice dust. The Mekong Delta, where Soc Trang is located, is the rice bowl of Vietnam. #ricehusk#soctrang#mekongdelta
The Mekong Delta is a huge network of canals which far outnumber the roads. This aerial view shows the five spokes of the Mekong River as it divides into five canals at its confluence in Phung Hiep, Vietnam. You can get a glimpse of the floating market on the lower right, beginning to form in the early morning hours when I took this picture from a helicopter. #phunghiep#cantho#mekongdelta@thesilkroadjourney