JAPAN: From Kobe to Nagasaki (RICE FIELDS)

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” ― Henry David Thoreau

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may2016. Shinkansen from Kobe to Nagasaki, Japan.

SAPA, VIETNAM: “A GREEN DREAM”

View from my balcony. 'Luong Thuy Family Guesthouse.' VND90,000View from my balcony. ‘Luong Thuy Family Guesthouse.’ VND90,000
Center SquareCenter Square
Church in centerChurch in center
Sapa townSapa town
My street food. Thit Bo. Roasted Sweet Potato.My street food. Thit Bo. Roasted Sweet Potato.
 H'Mong womenH’Mong women
Sapa valleySapa valley
Water Buffalo. Literally.Water Buffalo. Literally.
River rapids in the valleyRiver rapids in the valley
Trekking through Lao Chai and Ta Van VillagesTrekking through Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages
Village childrenVillage children

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Rice fieldsRice fields
Village houseVillage house
Two boys herding a buffalo up the mountain.Two boys herding a buffalo up the mountain.
RapidsRapids

June 2009. Sapa, Vietnam.