Friday, June 5, 2009

Hill Tribes

One of the stops on this year's Tour of Peace was a hill tribe village south east of Dalat. Ethnic tribes in Vietnam are still often isolated and experience some discrimination. Even though we have visited many villages in remote areas of the Central highlands, this was the first which Bruce found where their poverty was accentuated by the filthy conditions.

The kids in particular had dirty faces and clothes. They did though have big welcoming smiles and appreciated the gifts of rice, noodles and toys for the kids. The group was having great fun with the kids,until the teacher intervened because the children were getting too excited.

Getting to the village entailed a tractors pulled trailer to navigate the narrow, rutted dirt roads.Posted by Picasa