Week 3: Weekly Smiles

Weekly Smiles

Gorgeous Hmong lady with the worlds cutest baby who we met on our trek through the mountains of Sapa. Gorgeous Hmong lady with the worlds cutest baby who we met on our trek through the mountains of Sapa.

Recently I spent a week in Vietnam, here are some of my favorite smiles!

While in Vietnam we traveled to Sapa, while there we completed a two day, one night trek through its famous rice terraced mountains. Our guide who was absolutely wonderful invited us to stay at her grandmothers house in a village near by. We opted to spend the night there and get off the ‘beaten path.’ Here are some of the beautiful people we encountered on this adventure.

This is May! She was our trekking guide and only 17 years old!! She said her mother got married when she was 16 and had May closely there after. May told us that it is not the path for her though, she wants to continue her studies and get an education. May was incredibly smart, curious, spoke english impeccably and is obviously a very hard worker. She does a couple two day treks a week, along with going to school on the days she isn’t hiking!

Three generations of Hmong women, they were guiding another group of hikers — two days of trekking with a little baby on her back! Incredible!

A family we stopped and talked with in a small village in the mountains of Lao Chai, their smiles were infectious!

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