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    Cat Cat Village

    April 14 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    In the afternoon we went on a trek with our guide and her 3 month old baby girl to the Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Black H’mong women are famous for making cloth from hemp and dying it a deep indigo blue. I even rubbed the indigo tree leaves in my hands! They wear long blouses decorated with batik flowers over short trousers and they wrap long scarves around their legs. We then went to the valley bottom to the foot of a stunning waterfall and the remains of a hydroelectric power station constructed during Vietnam’s French colonial times. Trekking distance was about 3.9 kms and took about 2 1/2 hours.Read more