Our driver, Zung knew a Lo Lo family and took us to visit them. The Lo Lo tribe is one of the smallest still in existence in the northern hill country, numbering just over three thousand. For our benefit, their teenage daughter spent half an hour putting on the tribe's traditional costume. Her father was one of the village elders.
As with other villagers, we found we could come unannounced and be welcomed into their home with tea and hospitality.