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Thank you for your comments on the young woman carrying a heavy basket full of wood to be used for the fire (cooking and warmth).

I find it very interesting that EPZer Rani (Tashi) finds similarities between what Iíve photographed in Northern Vietnam and daily life in his part of India.

Today the series is about the invitation to drink tea in the house of the young woman in yesterdayís photos.

She leaves there with her parents, her two sisters, their husbands and the children from the three couples. For sleeping, each family is separated from the others by a colourful curtains.

The house is a simple wooden structure with a corrugated iron sheet roof as in V6.

Each time Iíve been invited in a house to have a cup of tea or a glass of rice wine, Iíve always been touched by the generosity of those people.

Hoping youíll enjoy this series of photos,

Tags: Photo journalism Tea Landscape and travel Young women Portraits and people Lao cai province Flower hímong North west vietnam Ban pho

Voters: woolybill1, Hoffy, Mavis and 33 more

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Hoffy 16 262 16 England
20 Oct 2010 9:40AM
Very good view of life, thank you. Paul Smile
Mavis 19 143 2 England
20 Oct 2010 9:53AM
How graceful and happy they seem . Great pictures.

When I went up the catchcar? Mountains in Turkey with the Alpine Garden Society . We were invited into homes like this . They would soon have a delicious meal ready for us and we had great fun with them
Cor 12 Belgium
20 Oct 2010 9:56AM
A fine reportage +++++
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
20 Oct 2010 10:01AM
Great set of images JNC the detail and colours are superb, well captured..................

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 10:03AM
Fantastic set of images, what wonderfully generous people!!, beautifully captured images.

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
20 Oct 2010 10:27AM
superb set JNC, nice to see different culture in Asia
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
20 Oct 2010 10:33AM
An excellent set, almost documentary in style and content, allowing a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants. very well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2435 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 10:34AM
Love V5. Her world...
tashi 10 2
20 Oct 2010 11:02AM
Excellent set of series. I find these images quite informative ... it's like reading some article.
With regard to similarities ... Yes, to some extent; at least from what I'm getting to understand from your pictures! As it is, I'm from North East India; that part of India where one can find many different tribes and sub-tribes, with their own distinct languages, culture, customs and traditions. Yes, basically we are hill people and that could be the reason regarding some similarities! Anyway, I do enjoy going through your captures. It's really very nice of you to share them with us. Thanking you.
Joline Plus
15 35 59 United States
20 Oct 2010 11:04AM
Such a contrast between v1 and v5. Their public and private lives seem so different and by viewing 5 &6 one can understand the love of color which is expressed in the bright clothing.
20 Oct 2010 11:22AM
A lovely set of images documenting this family, everyone seems so at ease and it shows in the images which are both intimate and informative. Reminds me of my time in Nepal and the generosity and colour of the people of the high mountains. Paul
JeniTLC 13 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 11:30AM
Interesting as always. My husband has just returned from Zimbabwe with some footage of a man using a sewing machine like that to make bags. Amazing to see them still in action and working so well around the world!
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 11:36AM
how can I choose from these informative images ?
a sixth of a vote each
and I still use a similar machine
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
20 Oct 2010 11:44AM
A great set of informative images

CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
20 Oct 2010 12:27PM
A fascinating set of images, Jean-Noel, very interesting. I, like Barbara, still use a very similar sewing machine (Singer). Carol
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
20 Oct 2010 1:30PM
no choice can be made its a diary of another worldand thank you for showing us,great world view.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
20 Oct 2010 2:46PM
Very interesting set of images. How lucky you were to be invited in. Do you give these people some prints for keepsakes? Are they interested in seeing them? ..........Sandy
VivienO 11 1 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2010 8:38PM
Fantastic series of images. Full of colour and interest

21 Oct 2010 1:05AM
Beautiful image.Well done.
21 Oct 2010 9:13AM
Thank you very much,
crookymonsta Plus
13 842 10 England
21 Oct 2010 12:45PM
I love to see images of other people's way of life and you are so good at bringing them to life. Another super series.
MalcolmM Plus
15 1.7k 5 Scotland
29 Oct 2010 9:22AM
Great series
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
15 Nov 2010 8:07PM
An excellent set giving us an insight into their way of life, v1 is my favourite

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