images by Mike Browne
In North Vietnam along the Chinese border is a beautiful region of H'mong tribes and rice terrace covered mountains, rarely visited by westerners. The weather changes hourly so skies are dramatic. Sit and wait a while and the photo changes too. People greet you with curiosity and a smile, they are so very welcoming and helpful. Food in the mountains is the best.
On the way up there's time to shoot some scenes around the bustle of Hanoi. And the Vietnamese have such a wonderful sense of fun too which makes this country rich and a pleasure to visit.