Travelling Vietnam

The Working Women of Vietnam

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman. Especially in Vietnam.

Street Seller
Ferrying tourists down the Mekong
Selling freshly made juice
Collecting Garbage
Washing laundry in the lotus pond
Bringing home the groceries – most probably a maid shopping for western employers

But they do it with a smile…

Market Trader

And the men of Vietnam?

Xe-om driver

Please do not think this post is intended as sexist in any way. I will even up the score with a post about the equally hardworking men of Vietnam at a later date.

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  1. says:

    Ha! I love this post- girl power. To be fair though it must be very warm to work outside- so I can understand them taking a nap!

  2. says:

    What a photo essay! Such a window into some serious labor. For some reason the photo of the driver sleeping on her bike is sticking with me.

  3. We noticed this while we were in Vietnam – the women would be working away while the men sat and chatted! That said they are a very hardworking nation – both men and women….
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    1. The women seem to end up with the harder more manual work most of the time though, don’t they?!!

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