A journey into the far north mountain villages of Vietnam almost bordering China. Cold, misty, snowy, hard terrain would be a few ways to describe the place. This was my journey into the unknown Hmong village life on my third trip through Hanoi Vietnam. A few things have changed since my first visit in 2008. Not many had mobile phones back then but it was just as beautiful in 2017. Hmong is one of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Hmong people occupy the mountainous regions of North Vietnam and are often spotted in the provinces of Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Sa Pa, Lai Chau, Son La. Hmong women seem to work much harder than men. Neither freezing cold nor rain seems to dampen their spirits.
Fujilove article on capturing the spirit of the Hmong people, in North Vietnam.