Sapa: Sights and Sound

We spotted this man and his children on a hill overlooking Sapa’s famed terraced paddies. Scampering up a muddy slope we joined them. The father smiled as he continued to play his sad lovely tunes which hovered in the air then drifted away on the mountain breeze.

Medic in cornfield with woman and children, Sapa, 1995In a nearby corn field I bargained and bought colorful hand made sashes from an old woman who may have been the family matriarch. The tattoo on my arm reads “First Cavalry Vietnam Cambodia 1970.” It was drawn free hand at Tony’s Tattoo Parlor in Union Beach, NJ in 1972. In New York City in 1998 Dr. Vicky Levine removed it by Q-Switched Ruby laser.


Dr. Vicki LevineDr. Vicki Levine

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Laser Surgery, Chemical Peel, Sclerotherapy,
Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology
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