Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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You'll Never Walk Alone, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

You'll Never Walk Alone

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... friendly, kind natured and always smiling and its a nice change from pushy selling we had experienced in other parts of Vietnam. One lady, who says her name is Mong, latches onto Claire. She follows us around town and laughs at everything ...

Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by jawad

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off the ...

Jelly Ghosts and Future Hosts, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Jelly Ghosts and Future Hosts

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... get it 30$ cheaper than we could book it online (note to anyone travelling on a budget somehow reputable travel agents in Vietnam can do just about anything cheaper than you can do independently hence the reason we have had organised trips to the Mekong, ...

Trekking into the Hillbillies, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking into the Hillbillies

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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After breakfast we set off on our 12km trek up to a local hill tribe village populated by the Black Muong people. It was planned to take the trek at an easy pace to enjoy all the scenery and surroundings. The idea was to arrive at the homestay in the ...

Train to Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Train to Sapa

A travel blog entry by dane

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... else around them. At least in the States, when people are being pricks, they know exactly what they're doing. We made it to Lao Cai at 7 a.m. We slept all of 15 minutes. The scenery was beautiful but we were too miserable to enjoy it. We hopped into a ...

Preparing the mind and spirit in the mountains, Sapa vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Preparing the mind and spirit in the mountains

A travel blog entry by hanoitothecongo

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... tough business. But there is no place better than the Sa Pa mountains to do just that. I have many Hmong (ethnic minorities of northern Vietnam and Laos) friends to help me ease my mind ,body , and spirit before I drive into the unknown. 7 days of hiking, ...

Stupid, or just crazy?, Fansipan, Vietnam travel blog

Stupid, or just crazy?

A travel blog entry by tom_s

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One hour before "sunrise" (i.e. before the fog changed from black to white) I met up with Xin, my young (14 y/o I guess) H'mong guide who I had recruited in that rustic bar last night. For a few extra dollars he had arranged a Chinese-brand jeep ...

ON THE BORDER, Hekou, China travel blog

ON THE BORDER

A travel blog entry by uncleray

Hekou isn't a whole lot, just a small town that sits next to the Red River and has small electric "zoo buses" that travel the streets and collect passengers as they go along their routes.  Many shops here have both Chinese and ...

The last day in Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

The last day in Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by moki_travels

This was my last day in Sa Pa (or Sapa as we say it). I wish I could say it was a lazy day, but it wasn't. I walked 1000 stairs down past the Cat Cat village (a H'mong village) to an amazing waterfall at a junction of three rivers, where I relaxed a ...

border town, Hekou, Vietnam travel blog

border town

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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Spent my last night in China in a cheap, seedy, unattractive room. With my Chinese visa expiring in just one day, it was time to move on. Next morning I shouldered my backpack, cleared customs, and walked across the border bridge into Vietnam. ...

What really changed in the past 200 years here?, Bản Khoang, Vietnam travel blog

What really changed in the past 200 years here?

A travel blog entry by joelandsonia

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Not much that's for sure.  This entry is just for some pics to show you these villages.  Kindly refer to the text of the Sapa entry for more details on what we did over these few days.  Meanwhile, enjoy the pictures.  ...

Living It Up Vietnamese Tribesman Style, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Living It Up Vietnamese Tribesman Style

A travel blog entry by seasiabound

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... , I politely told her that I did. Her response: Vietnam is nice, but America is much better! I wholeheartedly agreed, although Vietnam is a very fascinating place to visit), we boarded our overnight train on Sunday night at 10 p.m., anticipating ...

Riževe terase, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Riževe terase

A travel blog entry by ursaklemen

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Kaj je hujšega kot to, da na spalniku dobiš v kabino dva starejša deca, za katera si skoraj popolnoma prepričan, da bosta vso noč žagala drva? To, da ti sred noči še meni nič, Klemnu nič suneta vodo, ki ...

to the mountains, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

to the mountains

A travel blog entry by santeria

The Hekou Heist, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

The Hekou Heist

A travel blog entry by joelandsonia

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... .   This involved walking across the bridge that separates the two countries.  There were some minor holdups over the Vietnam extensions, probably because they don't have too much experience with them -- but we were let through. We then got ...

My private Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

My private Vietnam

A travel blog entry by ilari

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040308   Lao Cai, Vietnam. "Teenage drugs, teenage sex, i had a heart of gold missin'  You are my private Viet Nam and all the bad things that we have had  You are my private Viet Nam and I just can't stop shootin'"  ...

A town in the clouds...Sapa, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

A town in the clouds...Sapa

A travel blog entry by jonwalla24

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... and upwards we puttered; over the Fanzipan mountain range along the Tram Ton pass which is the highest road in Vietnam.....scenery was impressive as was the road- in surprisingly good condition considering the remotness and great fun dodging the ...

Cool High in Sapa, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Cool High in Sapa

A travel blog entry by michellendave

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... air conditioned train sounded like a more comfortable option.    5/22 Another Exploration on the Motorcycle The road between Lao Cai and Sapa has fantastic side roads which lead deep into the mountains. We rented a motorcycle again with the ...

Sapa tour, Lao cai - Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa tour

A travel blog entry by rivkapi

Hi again from Hanoi I will try to summarize the last 3 days: Night train to Lao-cai: we met 3 Israeli guys, one lies in11 Maalot st. Holon - we met his mother in Yolanda's son wedding, few years ago, Carmala Nahaisi. I slept well. 9 o'clock in  ...

Midnight Express from Hell.... or Train to Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Midnight Express from Hell.... or Train to Sapa

A travel blog entry by odells

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... by the time the guy before me came out there was that much pee on the seat I passed and went for the hole!!!! We pulled into Lao Cai at 5.30am .... what are they thinking!!! By this time you want to go to the toilet again but you just dont want to go ...

Trekking in Sapa: Part 1, Na Tam, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in Sapa: Part 1

A travel blog entry by lob123

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Upon packing for our overnight trek, we got a knock at the door from Tom's brother, who apologized, but could not take us out on the trek this morning, as he was feeling ill. He even made me feel his forehead to ensure I knew he was telling the truth ...

Bus to Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Bus to Sapa

A travel blog entry by witek

Nice to be in the hills. ...

the last fresh air we got..., Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

the last fresh air we got...

A travel blog entry by tripinasia

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The TRAIN experience of a life time!, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

The TRAIN experience of a life time!

A travel blog entry by amazingone

... get out our WORLD map. I open it up and she looks at me wide eyed and then joins us on our seat as I point to Vietnam first and then point to the ground then each of us ."  Ahhhhh ahhhhh   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "  she says . Then pointing ...

Lao Cai says WELCOME !, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai says WELCOME !

A travel blog entry by amazingone

Arriving by train in Lao Cai late afternoon we were again 'surrounded' by hungry taxi drivers all competing for our fare. This town didn’t appear large but I knew from past experiences that looks CAN be deceiving. Again we chose NOT to go with the ...

Last day in Sa Pa and back to Hanoi, Sa Pá 2, Vietnam travel blog

Last day in Sa Pa and back to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by chessdennis

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... bakery and had some cakes (brownie for me whoo!) and then after lunch we went for a massage. It was then time to go back to Lao Cai to get the sleeper train to Hanoi. Slept like a baby and felt a bit disorientated when I was woken up by shouting becase we ...

Trekking in Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by mande

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While we weren't planning on heading north of Hanoi, we decided to make a 3 day trip to the hill town of Sa Pa, Vietnam. It is an easy overnight train trip from Hanoi that brought us into Sa Pa around 9am. We had made reservations in a remote cabin ...

first trail, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

first trail

A travel blog entry by nevgftn

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... . it certainly feels strange to be sitting in front of an open fire in summer. Dinner is five star but expensive . Finally bed after a long day our first day in Sapa apart from Lao Cai could not have been a better representation of life in ...

Vietnam - Ethnische Minderheiten, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Ethnische Minderheiten

A travel blog entry by martinluebbers

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... , Wir sind noch am selben Tag nach Sa Pa gefahren. Die Strecke haben wir mit dem Nachtzug hinter uns gebracht). Ankunft in Lao Cai ( von dort kann man nach China rueber spucken) um 5:15. Nach dem Fruehstueck, dass sehr gut war und traditionelle Speisen ( ...

Marché de Bac Ha, Bac Ha, Vietnam travel blog

Marché de Bac Ha

A travel blog entry by tiwi

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L'autobus passe nous chercher vers 8h du matin et nous ramassons quelques touristes à la gare de Lao Cai, histoire d'être bien serré comme des sardines, puis nous nous dirigeons vers le marché de Bac Ha. Une fois que nous avons quitté la "grande ...

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