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While in Sapa in northern Vietnam my friends and I went hiking through the hills. Firstly we had a motorbike ride to the start of a dirt road which led to the village of Ta Phin, where this photo was taken.

This Red Dao woman was waiting at the start of the dirt road and, together with some younger villagers, she walked with us to Ta Phin where we had lunch and were met again by the motorcyclists.

As we walked through the rice terraces we passed Black H’mong and Red Dao villages, collecting more and more friends along the way.

Of course when we reached our destination we were “required” to buy some handicrafts – but we didn’t mind as they are lovely people and their work made good gifts for friends at home.


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  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful imagen….!
    So lovely !

  • Cheers Cieloverde – so nice of you to drop by! Kind regards, Fran

    – Fran53

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 2 years ago

    brilliant capture :))

  • Cheers Trish – we bought so many bags and other handicrafts from her and her friends, she was a willing subject ….. and that always helps!

    – Fran53

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    From Holland with a compliment

  • Cheers John – thank you very much for taking the time to look at my work. Fran

    – Fran53

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