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Category - Vietnam

Saleswoman, Sapa, Vietnam

Women and the Face of Poverty

Today (17 Oct) is the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. If I’d have to put a face on poverty, it would be a woman’s. Much like this one, who I met in Sapa, Vietnam, three years ago this month. Women...

Halong Bay Quickie

I’m busy and swamped but haven’t posted since Friday and am beginning to shake.  Enter Jake’s post announcing water as his weekly Sunday Post theme, so there, potential time management problem averted. Thank you, Jake. This...

Thanh Xuan 13

Agent Orange’s Golden Anniversary

These are a few shots I took exactly one year ago today at the Thanhxuan Peace Village, or Lang Hoa Binh Than Xuan, an orphanage, school and clinic in Hanoi set up specifically for victims of Agent Orange. It was also the last time I sang...

Scooters of Hanoi

More photo organizing from last October’s Vietnam trip. There are just over 6 million people in Hanoi and about 4.5 million motorbikes. I didn’t count, but there are probably several 100 of each in the short slide show below. And...