Slideshow: The Many Faces of China

Excited Little Guy

The arc of our travel experience is shaped by the people we meet. Even the most beautiful food and landscape need a human context. With that in mind, we offer a selection of faces - each with a story - that we will recall whenever we reflect on our travels in China.The following slideshow is our take on China's ethnic diversity. While these images represent … [Read more...]

Three Levels of Hill Tribes – Luang Prabang

Trekking and Village Kids - Luang Prabang, Laos

Diversity is tucked into the hills surrounding Luang Prabang. Our trek took us through three distinct layers of hill tribes, culture, and life - Lao, Hmong and Khmu. Our guides patiently waded through all of our questions - from life in the villages to the American bombing of Laos in the 60s and 70s - and our group (two Australians, one Guatemalan, and two Filipinos) … [Read more...]

A Day at the Market – Bac Ha, Vietnam

Bac Ha Market, Vietnam

Visually, we were blown away by Bac Ha market in northern Vietnam. During our winter visit, the women and their brightly-colored clothing provided the perfect contrast to the muted winter landscape. Most of the women who make the trek to Bac Ha market from their hill villages are from the Flower Hmong ethnic group. As you can see from our photos, they dress in … [Read more...]