I count six people on top of the minivan.
On the road we saw many young children and I always wondered where the grown-ups were.
All kinds of work can be seen at the side of the road, farming of course, carpentry and human porters carrying heavy loads of anything you could imagine. Often, the only available water for a village is from a spigot that comes from the side of the mountain at the side of the road. Here a woman is washing her clothes.
I was going to take another picture of a woman washing her clothes at a different spigot, but I got distracted by these cute kids.
TN, who is in the back, was able to convince the children to pose for me.
At about 10 am we stopped for some milk tea and a bathroom break where I took these photos. Most of the time it was too bumpy on the road for me to take pictures.
Many of the children whom we passed on the road ran toward the moving vehicles to sell red flowers that are both beautiful and believed to have medicinal value.