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VIETNAM #173

By JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
From Dambíri waterfall, about 2 miles (3 km) up a track in the forest you can get to a Chau Ma hill tribe village.

With my friend, we started to walk but it was so hot that we decided to hitch hike. A man stopped and we both got on his motorbike. Three on a bike is not unusual in Vietnam!

In a steep hill, the bike showed signs it was having difficulty carrying the 3 of us. My friend got off and I carried on. The man stopped me at the entrance of the village and called a woman who was near her house. I donít know what they said to each other but the woman invited me to a wooden and bamboo shelter so I would not be in the sun. She also gave me some cold green tea. She tried to speak to me but I did not have a clue about what she was saying. I just smiled.

After about 10 minutes, my friend arrived. He managed to get a lift on another bike. We had more tea and my friend managed to find out where we could meet the last Chau Ma hill tribe woman in the village, the main reason for going to this area..

The series will be about the village and some of its inhabitants.

While walking in the village, I almost got run over by this tractor driven by a child who was 10 or 11 years old. heís obviously living the dream of many little boys anywhere in the Europe.

Tags: Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Lam dong province Chau ma hill tribe Bao Loc Loc Tan Bao L‚m

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Comments


Maiwand 12 3 73 England
4 Dec 2013 6:19PM
Looks and sounds great fun Jean-Noel. Wonderful narrative.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
4 Dec 2013 7:13PM
More treats in store for us Jean-Noel, starting wtih this interesting and varied set.
Joan.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 579 England
4 Dec 2013 7:17PM
A nice series and story.
JOKEN 10 3 10 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2013 7:29PM
A truly splendid collection, telling a human story. Well done.
Ken
4 Dec 2013 9:48PM
A superb collection, Jean-Noel.
An interesting narrative, too.

Richard
MalcolmM Plus
13 1.2k 5 Scotland
4 Dec 2013 10:01PM
Superb travel images again, & info.
Thanks for sharing
Malcolm
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
5 Dec 2013 6:02AM
A wonderful story, Jean-Noel, accompanied by a great set of images, looking forward to seeing more Smile Carol
viscostatic 13 43 5 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 7:50AM
Beautiful and interesting images Jean-Noel, especially V1 and V3.

Phil.

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