Drove into the hill country, a 5 hour trip from Hanoi. Then went walking thru the countryside, passing villages where the Black Thai people live. All along the way we met children who came out to see us.
Our guide had got us to buy bags of sweets to give them ( great for their teeth ), not many adults about coz they all go into the fields and forests to work. Some women using sewing machines to make beautiful coulorful clothes. It was a greatly interesting walk. Pigs crossing the road, hens and chickens everywhere.