People with traditions sometimes controversial, people ruled by a corrupt and manipulative government (as in 90% of the world actually).. but people with a huge heart and always available to help others.. always willing to give you a smile.
This is a classical sitting position that in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, China, India, etc.. is very common. Vietnam is not an exception, people are used to work, eat or simply smoke, on that crouching position... which is so hard for westerd people like me.
The key point of the Vietnamese culture is surely the centrality of the family. Family has definitely a crucial role in the life of Vietnamese people, every choice, from the job to the marriage, seems to be taken for the sake of the family.
The Chinese Chess (Xiangqi) is a strategy board game and is in the same family as western (international) chess. Besides China, Xiangqi is a very popular game also in Vietnam. The rules are quite similar to the western version, and the goal is the same: capture the king.
Om in Vietnamese means Hug. The scooter taxis are called "Xe Om" because the customer hugs the driver during the ride.
Here you see a little girl hugging her father on a scooter.
On the streets of Jaipur.. a tailor works in a kind of garage while his client on a motorbike waits. There are plenty of this kind of tailor shops along the Indian streets.
A Snake charmer is entertaining the people... and the cobra, on the streets of Galle Fort... To take these photos, one of the cobra almost bite me on the leg (if it still has teeth to do it). This is a common tourist attraction in Sri Lanka.
The working conditions in India are not the safest. These men worked without a helmet and with thongs climbed up a high voltage pylon, heedless of danger.