Happiness in Ignorance

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by Divya Rao

As I was walking through the market in Sapa, I came across a lot of ethnic minorities called the Hmong Tribe selling or trying to make conversation. This girl was different as she did not beg and looked as if she had a sad story to tell. I wish I had understood her language to hear her out. On the other hand the baby she was carrying laughed and smiled so innocently all along unaware of what his older sister might be going through. The contrast of feelings and expressions in that bond made me want to take a photo immediately.

Location: Sapa, North Vietnam


More Travel Portraits Entries »

  1. Up Close & Personal

    By Dave Monk

  2. Seeking a Blessing

    By Dave Monk

  3. The last headhunters.

    By ayan ghosh

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!