In the North West corner of Thailand there are many Hmong villages. During hot March days adults work in the fields and children play between houses.
April days can be pretty chilly in Sapa. The old, barefooted peasant marched some miles to sell some weed and herbs at the town’s market.
Sapa region in North Vietnam is visually dominated by the tribal women wearing indigo dyed garb. Many of them wear distinctive, round earrings.