As part of my semi-obsessive research for my next photography trip to Ha Giang Province in the far north of […]
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Among the Hmong in Meo Vac
It’s a funny and rather confusing mixture of contradictions in Meo Vac in Ha Giang Province, N.E Vietnam. The landscape […]
On the trail of the little black dot.
Pinned to the wall of a home stay I’d been at last year in N.W.Thailand, was a torn handwritten map on a scrap of paper marking out where some of the local settlements were. It was a bit like Christopher Robin’s map of Hundred Acre Wood, and on it were little black dots on wiggly lines indicating where the various ethnic minority people lived.
Shifting Sands in Coc Ly
‘Visiting a local Hmong market in rural N.Vietnam, I discovered that the changes it had gone through recently in some ways symbolised the struggle faced by many of the ethnic minority people in Asia today.’