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Children on their way to a wedding near Nghia Lo

Children on their way to a wedding near Nghia Lo


Red Hmong mother and child near Muong Lay, Dien Bien province

Red Hmong mother and child near Muong Lay, Dien Bien province


This Red Hmong lady was doing crossstich next to the road

This Red Hmong lady was doing crossstich next to the road


I arrived at our teastop in the Na River Valley to find it deserted, the rest of the group having eaten and left. This girl was studiously doing her homework, oblivious to the cameras!

I arrived at our teastop in the Na River Valley to find it deserted, the rest of the group having eaten and left. This girl was studiously doing her homework, oblivious to the cameras!


This Red Dzao lady was in traditional costume in the market in Sapa

This Red Dzao lady was in traditional costume in the market in Sapa


This young girl was outside her nursery school in her home village of Lao Chai. She was so photogenic I photgraphed her twice.

This young girl was outside her nursery school in her home village of Lao Chai. She was so photogenic I photgraphed her twice.


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Wellies are awkward at the best of times, this little boy was struggling with his outside the nursery school gate in Lao Chai village, Sapa

Wellies are awkward at the best of times, this little boy was struggling with his outside the nursery school gate in Lao Chai village, Sapa


Children playing in their backyard in Lao Chai, Sapa

Children playing in their backyard in Lao Chai, Sapa


These Black Hmong ladies kindly guided us down to their village

These Black Hmong ladies kindly guided us down to their village


What happens when east meets west?

What happens when east meets west?


This lady was sewing handbags in her shop in a village near Tule. This was the same place we tried unripened peanuts with corriander dip.

This lady was sewing handbags in her shop in a village near Tule. This was the same place we tried unripened peanuts with corriander dip.


These girls with their lollipops near Tule walked with us for a good half an hour, before they finally overcame their shyness enough to stop and chat...

These girls with their lollipops near Tule walked with us for a good half an hour, before they finally overcame their shyness enough to stop and chat...


This mother and baby near Nghia Lo were drawn in to meet us by Phong with the offer of sweets. We got chatting..."how old are you?" she asks, "31" I reply, "no children?" she responds. A familiar refrain!

This mother and baby near Nghia Lo were drawn in to meet us by Phong with the offer of sweets. We got chatting..."how old are you?" she asks, "31" I reply, "no children?" she responds. A familiar refrain!


Mr Hoan's children relax at their family homestay near Ninh Binh

Mr Hoan's children relax at their family homestay near Ninh Binh


A new recruit for Redspokes?

A new recruit for Redspokes?

Posted by jparsons 23:02 Archived in Vietnam Tagged people vietnam

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