Monthly Archive: May, 2016

Sapa, Vietnam, Part 2

When I visited Sapa in 2010 I brought my Hmong friends prints of the photos I’d taken of them in 2006.  Some of the other Hmong women heard I’d done that, which prompted… Continue reading

Sapa, Vietnam, Part 1

If civilization collapses, the Hmong who live around Sapa will be just fine.  They’d be inconvenienced, of course – many of them now have electricity, mobile phones, and motorcycles, and some earn their… Continue reading

Hanoi, Vietnam

“What is the best way to lead a meaningful life?” the Vietnamese student asked me. Wow, I thought, that escalated quickly.  His first two questions had been “Where are you from?” and “How… Continue reading

Luang Prabang, Laos

Siem Reap had been the first stop on the ‘Greatest Hits’ part of my trip, where I was revisiting three of my favorite places in Southeast Asia.  Next up was Luang Prabang in… Continue reading