Mai Chau, White Tai minority

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July 9th 2008
Published: July 31st 2008
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hey everybody,

I have to start with an apologize cause I don't have much linguistic inspiration for the moment... I am too buzzy with my project of a documentation corner, ( I will tell you later about that)

But I don't want to keep my pictures that I made in the peacefull valley of Mai Chau...

so just a short story...

Mai chau was on my priority list since the beginning... if you know me a bit than you won't be surprised that I was immediately excited by reading " get a real experience by staying at a stilt house with the local family"... last friday I finally "created" some time to get this experience...

The yourney from Mai Chau was a challenge and a test for my patience and survival skills... first the bus, then a motorcycle to catch a another bus, being kicked out in the middle of nowhere and with people around me that were showing me only 3 fingers ( = 3 kilometers, right) so I started to walk, grapped a ride on the back of a cycle when I was tired, bagged a girl to help me to catch a taxi,
the valley of Mai Chauthe valley of Mai Chauthe valley of Mai Chau

a steep hike of 500 steps... it was worth it ..
I walked again, the lady followed me and picked me up and brought me the next village (=3 kilometers but not Mai Chau) and there I found a man that wanted to bring me to Mai Chau on the back of his Xe Om ( motorbike)... a trip in the dark through the valley and the mountains of more than an hour!

But, don't worry... everything under controll and I reached Mai Chau, booked my coconutcarpet on the floor in the house of a local family ... the beginning of an amazing experience!

The valley is a source of peace and quietness... paddyfields all around, the people still live in stilthouses and the mountains keep the beauty as a treasure...

it is one of my favoriths in North Vietnam!

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31st July 2008

So peaceful
Hey meis! Wat heerlijk he... die rust buiten Hanoi. Die fotografie gaat de goeie kant op. Nu nog tijdens uw vakantie genieten van al deze dingen. Mooie foto's!

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