Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Looking Back, Vietnam

I haven't been on a vacation in a while so I am reminiscing about one.  I went to Vietnam and Thailand a couple years ago, or was it three?  I took hundreds (and hundreds) of pictures, and I have several favorites--this is one of them.


This beautiful young girl is part of the Black H'mong, an indigenous group of people who live in the villages of Sapa in northwest Vietnam.  It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen.  This photo is not enhanced or edited at all, the rice terraces are really that green at certain times of the year.  The women of this tribe are amazing crafters--they make and dye clothes, jewelry, and oh, the embroidery!  I will post more pictures and info about my trip sometime.  I love to revisit the memories!

{Shared as part of the In a Yellow House photo challenge, "Your Best Shot", where bloggers were asked to share one of their favorite photos of all time. Go check it out and join the fun.}


9 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

This really is the best photo. Love it.

Jamie said...

Stunning! I went to Vietnam over a decade ago - after looking at your photo I think it is time to go back.

Siga said...

Amazing green. A wonderful picture.

LD said...

Sapa is just about the only place we didn't get to visit when we went to Vietnam, back in 2005. We wanted to go so badly, just couldn't fit it in. Your photo makes me wish even more that we had! Isn't Vietnam just so wonderful? We're going to Laos and Cambodia in November just to get back to that lovely part of the world.

Sigh. Your photo is so beautiful.

Faith said...

beautiful shot! What an awesome trip that must have been.

pip said...

what a beautiful picture!

Butterfly said...

Oh that's gorgeous!! I'd love to visit Vietnam someday.

Maureen @ Cottage 960 said...

What a beautiful photo. How wonderful to have traveled there. I just reconnected with an old friend who lives there now, I would love to visit him and see the country.

Mildred said...

One of the best photos I've seen - she is so very sweet/pretty and it is unbelievable how green everything is. That's what I love about blogging; getting to share experiences and places I never dreamed of.