Thursday, 4 August 2011
I found this card in the local shop that is somewhere between a junk shop and an antique shop. I think they would like to call themselves an antique shop, especially after having appeared on one of the television antiques programmes. Maybe it would be churlish of me to disagree.
It is from Vietnam, sent in 2007 from someone who was trying to see the whole country in two weeks. That seems very optimistic to me. All the card says on the back is "Following mother to the field", also in French. I often forget that Vietnam was once a French colony. It looks as though they are in a rice field, weeding. Back-breaking work.
I know a lot of people have terrible memories of Vietnam but now it appears to be a popular holiday destination. I must admit I'd love to see it myself.