But finding the perfect partner when you live in a tiny, remote village in the Vietnamese mountains is almost impossible. "I was a very lucky man to meet her in the market, but I think she was lucky to meet me too! In recent years, Sapa has become a hugely popular tourist destination, with foreign and Vietnamese visitors flocking to the picturesque town, famed for its terraced rice paddies and stunning scenery. For generations, young people from the patchwork of ethnic minority groups in northern Vietnam have gone to the local town of Sapa on a Saturday night to find their future spouse. I wanted to see if I would meet any nice girls," traditional Hmong musician Giang A Vang, 50, said of his first visit to the love market three decades ago. "When I saw her for the first time I was playing my violin. The pair soon married and have been together ever since. We have the hottest attractive and available Wisconsin women/men on the internet from hot blondes to cute brunettes to sexy redheads.
Just as the present mirrors the past, there were Americans who feared that a communist spy would hide among us and threaten the security of the United States.
The Hmong lived, were born, and died in the Thai refugee camps. We lived in the refugee camps for three years before being approved to immigrate to the United States.
I don’t see the Syrian refugees as economic immigrants or terrorist.
I’m sure I may get some heat for saying that I am sympathetic.
I know that there is a lot of fear and hate out there against the refugees. We were refugees during a time when Communism was the biggest world threat.
"They might meet a boyfriend or girlfriend in the village, or in town ... "I want my children to find their own husband and wife -- it is better that way." Sapa does not have an airport and the area is only reachable from the capital Hanoi either by an overnight train or a long drive. "So many Vietnamese tourists came and they gave money to (ethnic minority) couples who were playing music to each other at the love market," said Ly Thi My, 54, a Hmong woman who met her husband there.