Tall young Bamboo
Explore #107 on Monday, August 18, 2008
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Explore # 136 on Saturday, August 16, 2008
Hmong man walking to Hau Thao Village, near Sapa
They say that in Sapa you can experience 3 seasons everyday. It’s ‘Fall’ like in the mornings with heavy fog and wrapped in clouds, Sunny as the day goes like in the ‘Summer’ and cold like ‘Winter’ in the evenings and night.
On the last day of a month long stay I wanted to go to this area, shrouded in fog, where I saw the Bamboo growing. My friend Khu and I mounted a hired ‘Xe Om’ a motorbike driver to take us to this place on a rough bouncy trail.
The Hmong are one of the largest of the 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. Residing in high altitudes, of 1600-1800 meter above see level, in the mountainous regions of Northern Vietnam. They originate in china and started migrating to Vietnam about 300 years ago.