Words cannot describe the great experience I had in Vietnam. I've visited this country on Febr for two weeks, just after the Tet Holiday (great timing for celebrations) My only agenda was to take pictures as much as possible and experience the food. Oh, and see the full moon lantern festival in Hoian, that took place on Feb 5th. Like all tourists visiting this country, I was overwhelmed by the massive traffic in the streets, but managed it after all. Here is my 'Vietnam Oriental Express'
"…A smile is the only crooked line that sets a lot of things straight…"
Sapa, Vietnam, February, 2012
I just got back from Sapa in the north of Vietnam, where I was hoping to take pictures of the beautiful endless rice fields and terraces. I say ‘Hoping’ because from the minute I arrived there till the minute I left, it was quite rainy and foggy. Least to say, I was quite disappointed. In fact, very disappointed that I got back to Hanoi at the same day, getting on the first night train back.
However, in between my back and forth train rides I still got a chance to eat the best Pho soup (in an outdoor market among the locals) and walk with two other photographers down the hill towards Cat Cat Village, which is a home to the Black Hmong people.
The only way to discover Cat Cat village and its people is by taking the steep stairs down the rice terraces to see the waterfalls. On my way downward I passed through this little girl who was running up the hills. I managed to pull out my camera very quick and take a picture of her before she ran away. When she saw my camera she made this silly smile. No doubt it was such a nice smile that it brightened up my so far depressive day.
Sapa travel, Vietnam
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