Elderly Vietnamese Couple on Motorbike

Elderly Vietnamese Couple on Motorbike

Elderly Vietnamese couple with freshly harvested sugar cane on a motorbike in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Children Smiling and Running

Children Smiling and Running

The children saw me walking through their village in and started running towards me in Hanoi, Vietnam.

City Center of Hanoi, Vietnam

City Center of Hanoi, Vietnam

This is the city center near the Hoàn Kiém Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Lady Riding Bicycle

Lady Riding Bicycle

A lady riding a bicycle in a village just outside of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Man with Sugar Cane on Bicycle

Man with Sugar Cane on Bicycle

A man pushing sugar cane on a bicycle uphill in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Family with Cart

Family with Cart

This is the typical reaction I get walking through the villages in Hanoi, Vietnam. Stares and smiles.

Cottage on the Lake

Cottage on the Lake

A cottage sitting next to a lake in a small village just outside of Hanoi, Vietnam

Bicycle with Sugar Cane

Bicycle with Sugar Cane

A bicycle on a roadside in Hanoi, Vietnam loaded with sugar cane

Vietnamese Family Photo

Vietnamese Family Photo

The children in this village in Hanoi brought me back to their house to meet their family. They were very warm and receptive when they saw me. I took this photo of them in front of their house.

Woman Holding Family Photo

Woman Holding Family Photo

After I took a photo of this family in Vietnam, I got it framed in Hanoi and brought it back to the a couple days later. They were so excited!

Enjoying Their Family Photo

Enjoying Their Family Photo

The family in Hanoi enjoying the photograph I took and had framed for them. They took the baby photo off the wall and put up their new family photo.

Vietnamese Children Smiling and Laughing

Vietnamese Children Smiling and Laughing

Three children in Hanoi, Vietnam laughing and taking pictures of me with their cell phone.

Woman on Motorbike with Sugar Cane

Woman on Motorbike with Sugar Cane

A woman in Hanoi riding with her sugar cane harvest.

Small Village Near Hanoi

Small Village Near Hanoi

This is a view of the village where I spent my day.

Man with Cow

Man with Cow

I saw this man walking this cow near Hanoi.

Man Driving a Truck of Bricks

Man Driving a Truck of Bricks

There was a lot of construction going on in this village. This guy is driving these bricks from the brick factory to the different build sites.

Smiling Cousins

Smiling Cousins

These two girls didn’t mind posing for the camera at all. I don’t speak Vietnamese and they didn’t speak English but I gathered that these two girls are cousins.

Women Working the Fields

Women Working the Fields

Three women woking the fields near Hanoi. I could see their smiles and waves from far away when I passed by.

Building a Brick Wall

Building a Brick Wall

These men are building a wall in a village near Hanoi. I stayed and watched them while they worked. Safety is definitely optional.

Friendly Woman with Bicycle

Friendly Woman with Bicycle

A woman pushing this bicycle stopped me and we talked for a while in Hanoi. I had no clue what she was saying but she kept rubbing my arm and smiling.

Waving Bye to Friends

Waving Bye to Friends

These kids were part of my “escort team” while I hung out in this village just outside of Hanoi. We talked and laughed while they showed me around their home. I captured this photo of them waving as I left.