During my travels in the province, I came upon Ban Chaloensouk, a Khmu village that borders the highway between Namtha and Huayxai. At the side of the road, a little shop, where I waited for three hours for a Tuktuk to take me back to town. That's where I met Khamsouk, who became my 'English language student' later in Vientiane (long story, later).
She took us back to her house, and introduced her family. Her grandmother looked like a very kind and wise old woman.
The village is Khmu.
Canon EOS 20D, f/3.5 @ 50 mm, 1/250, ISO 1600, No Flash
© Kees Sprengers - Ethnic Diversity in Luang Namtha - Laos