Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Harvest (potw #39)

I’ve just got back from two weeks in northern Vietnam, mostly spent in the hills in and around Sapa and Bac Ha in Lao Cai province, near the Chinese border.  I have a stack of pictures to sort through and I haven’t worked out how I want to present them yet, but I thought I’d start by posting a couple of single pictures of the week.  There’ll be a longer series or two of pictures in the near-ish future.

This shot was taken on a misty, murky afternoon in Cat Cat village, a short walk from Sapa.  The rice harvest was pretty much over by the time I made it up into the hills, but these farmers, for whatever reason, were a little behind everyone else.

13 Responses to “Harvest (potw #39)”

  1. Joanna

    I was in northern Vietnam this past summer and did not get to see anything like that! Did you stay with relatives or at a hotel?

    • Jon Sanwell

      I was quite lucky with this shot because, as I mentioned, the rice harvest was mostly over by the time I got to Sapa. I stayed in a hotel on this trip, but I rent a flat in Saigon.

  2. Savvy Voyageur

    Jon, you continue to impress me. Your shots give such life to Vietnam and its lovely people. Thank you for spreading joy into the world!


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