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.
Shot taken while i was sailing on a boat on the Mekong River. This is a glimpse of one of the houseboats.. Here there is a floating village where the life goes very relaxed, away from the city. A man reads the news coming from the "Inland world".
A paesant from a village is taking his cow to graze on the roadside near Can Tho Bridge. When there are no grasslands around you have to adapt and do what you can.