Ha Mong Tribe


During Crossing Bridges, we spent a lot of time in the North, all the way to Sapa nearing the Chinese border. In fact, this is probably the northest point of Vietnam.

In the north, the tribe that is famous there is Ha Mong tribe. I presume its native to that part of Vietnam. The following photo shows a lady from Ha Mong tribe which is carrying stuffs up from village to the Sapa town. I presume that the basket must be quite heavy!

The photo below shows an old lady that’s eating some snacks. I cannot remember if those snacks was something that we gave her.

The photo below is another lady that I saw.

It was really a great trip and eye opener for me. I should revisit Sapa at some point of time. I wonder how much developed is the town.

Hanoi Landscapes


Back when I first started photography, I tried almost anything and everything! Be it street, portraits, models, landscapes – everything also jalan. So when I went to Sapa for the first time, I really didn’t know what to expect. In fact, Crossing Bridges was the first holiday that I had ever done in my life. Before this, I never bother taking leave to go anywhere. This is very different from my life now where I try to go on vacation almost once every month!

Sapa is on the highland in the Lao Cai province. In order to get to Sapa, one will need to take a train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. From Lao Cai, can take a van ride up the highlands. As one traverse along the road, we will see how beautiful the landscapes are. The sad part was that the weather was very cloudy. So the colours didn’t really popped out!