Sunday, July 6, 2008

Pineapple kids

Would you like a pineapple sir?
These are the pineapple kids of the rolling hills of northwest Laos. As we drove high into the hills between Luang Namtha and Muang Sing, we stopped for a spot of scenery photos and were immediately pounced upon by this small group of children, all trying to sell us their pineapples. They were very pushy but at the same time very funny and playful and a pleasant interlude on the 2 hour drive north. They were from the Khamu ethnic group, the largest of the upland Lao peoples. The mountains are a gorgeous sight, rising high into the low cloud cover, heavily forested and housing ethnically diverse villages along the route. And don't forget to buy some fruit from the pineapple kids.
Each of the children held a pineapple and a large beaming smile
The kids chase us as we wave goodbye, still trying to sell 1 last pineapple


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