Hopefully all the 200 or so photos will tell the story of what a wonderful trip we are having here in the mountains. As you can see the weather has improved greatly and it is beautiful to feel in the sun on one's face in the clear mountain air.
The driver took us off-road up 10kms or so for views across the valley to the mountains bordering China, which was about 10-20 kms away. All along teh way were people busy at work building the new road, including these Hmong woman at the end. At first they were a bit shy to be photographed, but eventauuly they even started getting specially dressed for teh photos. Beautiful colours, brilliantly lit.