Although I sometimes feel rude poking my camera into the faces of strangers.....it is the only way to gather images of the beautiful people of all ages in these amazing countries. Some people refuse to be photographed, hide their faces, turn their backs. Some stretch out a hand hoping for payment, not because they're greedy, more likely because they're hungry.
The street cleaner outside our Saigon hotel
Making a living on the Saigon river
Our boat driver on the tiny creek in Saigon
Saigon family out for a spin
It's all about young girls and beauty in the Saigon market...........
Beautiful, smiling ladies in the Hue market....they actually enjoyed having their photo taken.........can't you tell!
Traditional, elegant ladies in Hoi An
A lot of cooking takes place on the sidewalks and in the market place in most Vietnamese cities and towns, people don't eat at home for lack of a kitchen......
......and the choice of food - vegetables, fruits, fish, meat - and the spices and sauces to make them zing, is awesome!
Young girl leaving the Buddhist temple in Hoi An
Gentleman relaxing at Thu Bon River in Hoi An - love his red ribbon
Woman in the typical crouching position paddling her small boat on Thu Bon River, Hoi An
The 83 year old woman I showed in an earlier post, making a living on the Thu Bon River, Hoi An
Happy Hoi An lady cooking
Young Hoi An boy carving rubber stamps in a minuscule shop
No age limit on motorcycling, even in the rain......I want the polka dot poncho!
Men at the market in Hoi An
Dining alfresco - waiting for the dinner crowd to show!
Smiling Hao........our great guide in both Hue and Hoi An - modeling traditional Vietnamese hats....he was such a good sport!