My first day in the northern vietnamese highlands started with a lot of wet from above. After a coffee and a little patience i headed to a trekking tour through the surroundings of Sapa. I was constantly in company of some black hmong ladies. (I will tell more about that ethnic in a following post.) Their english was quite good…so they tried to make conversation the whole time i was walking. What started with some questions like “what’s your name?”, “where are you from?”….leaded into “how old is your daughter and what is the colour of her hair?”…and always ended up with something like “wanna buy from me?”. And there was a tough competition in between these ladies….once one was sticking on my neck….she didn’t allow others around. I felt quite sorry for these that were mobbed off, but i could hardly deal with one chatty woman only while i was mainly there to enjoy and shoot the beautiful landscape. I tried to end up the constantly babbling and asking by promising to buy something later. That worked. I got a lovely bag in screaming colours for my little one, 3 bracelets and some nice environmental portraits.
This is one of them.