Around the world in ten photos: day four
Panning for gold
A woman crouches beside the fast-flowing river, panning for gold. Hers is a simple life in a rural village, but success here could change it forever.
Margaret of From Pyrenees to Pennines and Teresa of My Camera & I have both invited me to join them and other bloggers to post one favourite travel picture a day for ten days without explanation, then each day, nominate someone new to join in on the same terms. I don’t usually post a single photo on my blog; I like to tell a story. But for this challenge I’ll resist that temptation and instead play a guessing game with you all. So, does anyone know which river I am on, or in which country?
And the answer is, the Nam Ou, a river in northern Laos. We spent a day on the river, travelling north to visit some of the hill tribes, and saw quite a few local people panning for gold. Our guide told us that they do quite often find some, and on the Mekong too.
I realise not everyone likes to be nominated for this sort of thing so I’m not nominating any more people. But if anyone else would like to join in the fun, please link back to this post as I’d love to see your photos!
I hope she found something!!
No idea, as we passed quite quickly. But we were told people do find gold from time to time 🙂
Maybe Burma? Or Laos?
Got it in one Anna, or rather in two 😆 It’s the Nam Ou in northern Laos
I had a feeling it was Laos. Don’t know why… maybe in my subconscious I remembered you went on that Mekong trip.
I am just guessing here…is it Vietnam?
Not far off 🙂
Ok. Looking at the possible countries where gold is panned, and at this woman’s face, I’m going with Mongolia.
Interesting guess, but no. Until we were travelling up this river I hadn’t realised that there was any gold to be found in this particular country, tbh 🙂
I’ll wait for tomorrow!