men drinking snake wine - vietnam


Men drinking Snake Wine (Vietnam)

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Route 6, Sơn La, Son La, Vietnam

Photos of "Snake Wine" bottles (in Vietnamese: rượu rắn) containing snakes (often Cobra) and various other animals (lizards, centipeded, scorpions etc).­ I took those photos in Vietnam and Laos.­

Snake wine is an alcoholic beverage that includes a whole snake in the bottle.­

It is also prepared using other criters, preferably venimous, e.­g.­ Scorpions, centipedes, geckos, wasps, and I have even seen one made with black birds.­

Snake Wine is a specialty of Vietnam and Laos.­

You can find more information about Snake Wine in this Wikipedia article: en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Snake_­wine

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.