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This little Zao boy from the Taphin Village of Sapa (he must have been only about 5-6 years old) would not let me take a picture of him. It seems like they have been told by their parents not to let tourists take pictures of them. This boy even told me that if I wanted to take a picture of him, it would cost me 20,000 VND, which is a little more than one US dollar. So this is as candid of a shot as I can get. So next time you're going to Sapa and want to take pictures of smiling local people decked out in their brightly colored costumes, better get a telephoto lens, or be prepared to fork out some money for up close and personal shots. That's really too bad.

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  • Copyright: Vince DD (vince9999) (21)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-01-10
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: Canon 50D
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-31 17:28
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