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Sunday, May 23, 2010
Naomi Lindt, travel writer extraordinaire, on Hmong men wearing berets in northern Vietnam (photo)
In this photo above, I was.....visiting (she explains) a remote local market in the northernmost region of Vietnam, near the town of Ha Giang. The men in the photo seen wearing berets are Hmong; the hats are a carry-over from the French colonial period (the Hmong fought with the French colonists against the Vietnamese). She, a lone Caucasian travel writer wandering throughthe market, adds: "I guess it's pretty obvious my presence there didn't go unnoticed."