In Northern Vietnam, you can travel into the past.
Ok, not really. Here, the Black Hmong woman is talking on her cellphone.
And the outfits are better in colour (I think this tribe is Giay or Zay).In our hotel, the traditional garb of each hill tribe is explained.
Mostly, we saw the Black Hmong, below. They were best at pushing their wares, which were, sadly, trinkets made in China (or perhaps in Vietnamese factories, but not in hill tribe villages).Some of the food for sale was more local, however.Also available were Red Dao, shown below.