Saturday, May 11, 2013

H'mong hill tribes

We got settled in and then headed out with a local on a guided walking tour of three H'mong villages nearby. The villages are in the valley floor surrounded by steep mountains on either side. They have carved their corn and rice fields right into the side of them. We saw lots of people out working the fields with their hoes and water buffalo. People of all ages....even a lady with a baby on her back. Our guide told us that the villagers come into Sapa one of every 5 days to sell their produce and buy what they need. We stopped for lunch and had some wonderful Pho....I can see why everyone is so healthy around here. Hard work and an excellent diet. We walked about 6 miles through the villages and then returned to Sapa by van.

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