flower hmong II

flower hmong II



I met this lady at the famous sunday market of Bac Ha. Unfortunately another person i couldn’t really talk to due language difficulties. Hmong people are maintaining their culture. Not only in their clothing but also in their traditions, and in particular their languages.

To make it short…i was lost again. I looked at her….showed my cam….indicated at her direction with a question in my face….and she firstly thought i was interested in one of her bags. Since i’ve already bought one during my trekking tour i refused the upcoming¬†negotiations, showed her my camera again. She was a bit disappointed, but let me do my photo. I got out a “cam on”, the vietnamese expression for “thank you”…she gave me another questioning look and showed me another bag. Sigh. Sometimes i feel pretty helpless.


Bac Ha

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