Category archives: blog

  • water buffalo.

  •     After crossing hmong people, rice farmer, a little pig and milky puddles in the rice terraces, a water buffalo crossed my way on the track. It makes kindof a difference if you see it grazing far away on a fielt somewhere or just passing an arm length away from you. It's huge!!! Water buffalos[...]
  • flower hmong

  •     The Hmong people belong to one of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam and are mainly living in the mountainious north of the country. The history of the hmong is based on unwritten oral tradition so it's not 100% clear where they have their origin. The hmong people are distinguished on t[...]
  • rice farmer.

  •     "Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth" This is a saying i heard during my trip throughsomewhere....can't remember where. It came into my mind while doing the pp of this portrait. I was aware of knowing how much work it is to cultivate rice. Most of it is very hard physic[...]
  • pig's crossing.

  •     “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston Churchill   I haven't got much to tell about that picture i'm afraid. I was still doing my little trekking tour through the vienamese highlands in Lao Chai. After getting my goods from t[...]
  • rice farm

  •     In the valleys of the northern vietnamese highlands i found the famous rice fields i was already simmering for before i left for my trip to Vietnam. At the beginning of May they were just starting to till the fields. In the North they are only able to reap the fields just once a year. The eve[...]
  • black hmong

  •           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[...]
  • sa pa clouds.

  •     Still shaking from my first asian train experience i arrived in Lao Cao. I can't report anything exiting about a town i couldn't really see. One reason was that i could hardly open my eyes as tired as i was...the other reason was that i was pretty frustrated. It poured down like there's no tomor[...]
  • train supreme.

  •     12h bus ride with 37 degrees, 8h in a night train or 1h helicopter flight? These are the opportunities to get from Hanoi to the northern highlands of Vietnam. Well...i didn't have 15.000 bucks left to take the posh flight....and losing a whole holiday sweating in a bus didn't sound like much fun[...]
  • white honor.

  •     i was always kinda fascinated of uniforms. As a kid they scared me....nowadays i am quite impressed by the design. Near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum i saw some white uniformed guards. I haven't seen them elsewhere in Vietnam, so i guess these are made only for this matter. I was happy to get this g[...]
  • the crying tree.

  •     “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace   If you run an internet search on Vietnam, most reads, films and other documents could conve[...]
  • 36 streets.

  •     If you wanna get to know a country you gotta go where people live, trade and eat. In the old quarter of the 36 streets you may get an idea how life must have been before Vietnam was opened to the international market.  In the 13th century 36 guilds were settled here. This can be read from the st[...]

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  • water buffalo.

  •     After crossing hmong people, rice farmer, a little pig and milky puddles in the rice terraces, a water buffalo crossed my way on the track. It makes kindof a difference if you see it grazing far away on a fielt somewhere or just passing an arm length away from you. It's huge!!! Water buffalos[...]
  • flower hmong

  •     The Hmong people belong to one of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam and are mainly living in the mountainious north of the country. The history of the hmong is based on unwritten oral tradition so it's not 100% clear where they have their origin. The hmong people are distinguished on t[...]
  • rice farmer.

  •     "Luck is like having a rice dumpling fly into your mouth" This is a saying i heard during my trip throughsomewhere....can't remember where. It came into my mind while doing the pp of this portrait. I was aware of knowing how much work it is to cultivate rice. Most of it is very hard physic[...]
  • pig's crossing.

  •     “I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ― Winston Churchill   I haven't got much to tell about that picture i'm afraid. I was still doing my little trekking tour through the vienamese highlands in Lao Chai. After getting my goods from t[...]
  • rice farm

  •     In the valleys of the northern vietnamese highlands i found the famous rice fields i was already simmering for before i left for my trip to Vietnam. At the beginning of May they were just starting to till the fields. In the North they are only able to reap the fields just once a year. The eve[...]
  • black hmong

  •           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[...]
  • sa pa clouds.

  •     Still shaking from my first asian train experience i arrived in Lao Cao. I can't report anything exiting about a town i couldn't really see. One reason was that i could hardly open my eyes as tired as i was...the other reason was that i was pretty frustrated. It poured down like there's no tomor[...]
  • train supreme.

  •     12h bus ride with 37 degrees, 8h in a night train or 1h helicopter flight? These are the opportunities to get from Hanoi to the northern highlands of Vietnam. Well...i didn't have 15.000 bucks left to take the posh flight....and losing a whole holiday sweating in a bus didn't sound like much fun[...]
  • white honor.

  •     i was always kinda fascinated of uniforms. As a kid they scared me....nowadays i am quite impressed by the design. Near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum i saw some white uniformed guards. I haven't seen them elsewhere in Vietnam, so i guess these are made only for this matter. I was happy to get this g[...]
  • the crying tree.

  •     “If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace   If you run an internet search on Vietnam, most reads, films and other documents could conve[...]
  • 36 streets.

  •     If you wanna get to know a country you gotta go where people live, trade and eat. In the old quarter of the 36 streets you may get an idea how life must have been before Vietnam was opened to the international market.  In the 13th century 36 guilds were settled here. This can be read from the st[...]