Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Trekking to Lao Chai and Ta Van, Lao Chai, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking to Lao Chai and Ta Van

A travel blog entry by souter

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... through villages and rice paddies.  We were accompanied by our guide Zao and Su.    We stopped for a light lunch at Lao Chai at Glenn's British friend Ian's "Black H'Mong Cafe" where many of the tour groups stop. Ian is married to Juu, ...

More from Sapa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

More from Sapa

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... was jerking and riding the brakes and winding its way down, and nearly everyone turned a little green by the time we arrived in Lao Cai. Dinner sorted everyone out, and then it was time to catch another night train back to Hanoi. This time I wasn't quite ...

Trekking durch Reisfelder usw., Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking durch Reisfelder usw.

A travel blog entry by marxreisen

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Heute war unsere grosse Trekking-Tour dran. Von 9 bis 17 Uhr hatten wir die Gelegenheit, die tolle Bergwelt um Sapa, den hoechsten Berg Vietnams, Reisfelder soweit das Auge reicht und froehlich-bunte Bergdoerfer kennenzulernen. Was wir tatsaechlich ...

Ain't no mountain high enough,, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Ain't no mountain high enough,

A travel blog entry by thomascarlijn

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... de weg afliepen, terwijl onze bus met onze bagage állang in de mist verdwenen was. Fijn hoor. Vanaf de grens met Vietnam begon onze buschauffeur onophoudelijk te toeteren. We vonden dit al wat typisch, maar eenmaal aangekomen in Hanoi (na nóg een ...

The jewel in Vietnam's crown, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

The jewel in Vietnam's crown

A travel blog entry by garrykctravels

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... to our restaurant again for some dinner, which again didn’t disappoint. We had booked our bus transfer from Sapa back to the town of Lao Cai and it arrived at six to take us back to the station. We wound our way out of town as the sun set over the ...

Sa Pa day 2: the return of the Vietnamese Bong, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa day 2: the return of the Vietnamese Bong

A travel blog entry by kabsa2laksa

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So the best thing to do, after having spent an amazing day 1 in Sa Pa was trying to repeat the dose and having an amazing day again. The recipe was quite simple: to put ourselves in the hands of our trusted guide. Alberto, the Latino nickname of our ...

4 beautiful days in Sapa, Sapa Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

4 beautiful days in Sapa

A travel blog entry by pmaustin

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... { more about them later} Sunday  Trip to Bac Ha and the Train back to Hanoi. Today we had to make our own way back to Lao Cai for the overnight train back to Hanoi and again our hotel did a trip to a market in Bac Ha 100 + kms from Sapa which ...

Neighbors to the south, Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Neighbors to the south

A travel blog entry by bodaciousblocks

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... VIETNAM!!! We took at bus back to Geiju, then headed to the border town of Heku and walked swiftly across the Red River and into Vietnam. I was weary to go through customs after such a disaster in India but we made it in 15 minutes flat. We are now trying ...

Sapa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by mightyknighty

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Arrived in Lao Cai at about 8am and had a bit of a wait for my ride to Sapa. When we finally got going it was very much like those programs you see about roads most dangerous roads. The only plus was that the road surface was half decent. But with slow ...

A mini break to Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

A mini break to Sapa

A travel blog entry by adelecarroll

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... the far north of Vietnam for a two night stay. Sapa, is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in the Lao Cai province in northwest Vietnam. The town is one of the main market ones in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, ...

ONE MAN WALKING, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

ONE MAN WALKING

A travel blog entry by uncleray

... in Vietnam going to buy a ticket at the train station for the last train to Hanoi, and then look at Lao Cai. Lao Cai is divided into three neat sections: Going through the Vietnamese check-point takes you into the "commercial ...

Climbing Fansipan - Day 2 (2800m - 3143m - 1900m), Fansipan, Vietnam travel blog

Climbing Fansipan - Day 2 (2800m - 3143m - 1900m)

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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”Mä en saa unta, enkä henkeä” -Krista ''Ei tääl nuku kukaan muukaan'' -Mikko Aurinko nousi kuuden jälkeen aamusta ja painajaismainen yö oli ohi. 10 tunnin yön saldo: Kaksi tuntia unta. Päätä särki edellispäivän semi-nopea nousu ...

Confusing night on the way to Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Confusing night on the way to Vietnam

A travel blog entry by sjmigdol

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... I needed to wait two hours until the border crossing opened.  More waiting.  Finally, at 8am, I walked across and entered Vietnam.  At the arrival station, I met a couple from Spain & Portugal.  We ended up walking together through ...

Win- Win kind of a deal!!!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Win- Win kind of a deal!!!

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz

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... big hugs and kisses....ehhh But also: Sapa -  An amazing place where you can challenge yourself and not only.... When I got to Lao Cai I didn't know what to expect... Again, I found myself  in a place which I had no clue about and the thought ...

Die Bergluft hat uns wieder!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Die Bergluft hat uns wieder!

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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Hätte der Tag in einem Bett begonnen, hätte dieser sicher als angehender Traumtag bezeichnet werden können: strahlende Sonne, Berge und Hügel zum Greifen nahe, frische und klare Luft. Nebelschwaden über den Tälern... Die ...

Hill Tribes and Killing Lizards, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Hill Tribes and Killing Lizards

A travel blog entry by p45

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... chocolate and apple tarts at one of the restaurants. There is definitely a lot of French influence to be seen in Vietnam, especially the French baguettes everywhere. After buying fruit from the street vendors and beer from the supermarket, all soaking ...

Sapa Day 182 (18th Nov), Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Day 182 (18th Nov)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft

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Once the train arrived in the uninteresting town Lao Cai Steve and me jumped off the train and then found our pickup minibus for the remainder of the journey to Sapa!! It was a long winding road to Sapa, up, up unto the mountains the car climbed, ...

Welcome to Nam!, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Welcome to Nam!

A travel blog entry by ensio

Vietnamilainen rajavirkailija ihmetteli ja ihasteli passiani, kun ei meinannut siitä löytää mistä maasta olen kotoisin. Kovin hassulta tuntui saapua Vietnamin puolelle, kun laukkujamme ei edes läpivalaistu eikä metallinpalajastimetkaan olleet ...

Flying Through, Loa Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Flying Through

A travel blog entry by sidom

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... (just what we need) and lots of English spoken compared with China. Still we don't recommend staying a day in the border town of Lao Cai, nothing to do other than practice Vietnamese from a book and one guy who came up to see what we were doing sitting ...

April foOl, Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

April foOl

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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Hard to tell..who's the fool? Very probably the two of us! :) Arrived in Lao Cai, after another night train, at 5 o' clock in the morning. Thrown on a minibus by one of the many people saying "excuse meeeeeeeee, follow me please, excuse meeeeeeeeee" and ...

Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by henribastien

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... où on va, on va définitivement avoir au dessus de 5 000 photos d'ici la fin du voyage ;). Prochaine étape, un train pour Lao Cai, une ville toute proche de Sa Pa. A notre arrivée dans le train, quelle ne fut pas notre surprise de voire la grandeur ...

Bac Ha - Dogs in a Basket and Vomit on the Bus, Bac Ha, Vietnam travel blog

Bac Ha - Dogs in a Basket and Vomit on the Bus

A travel blog entry by jaykythlionas

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... . No such luck, we were waiting for some French people. We waited for ages before they turned up. We were then driven back to Lao Cai (where the train station is) and fed. No straight answers from anyone and frankly this is where I got really annoyed. ...

V Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

V Vietnam

A travel blog entry by becy1976

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Ko smo prispeli v Hekou je bila meja k sreči takoj poleg avtobusne postaje. Morala sva se prebiti mimo vseh čakajočih, do vrha naloženih prikolic.Prestop meje ni bil nič posebnega, pač pregledovanje ...

Sturmböen durch die Nacht, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sturmböen durch die Nacht

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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... sollten wir 05.00h ankommen.Weiter kurz danach bis zur laotischen Grenze. Die Visa müssen wir dort kaufen. Dann verlassen wir Vietnam, sind - wenn alles nach Plan läuft - morgen Mittag in Laos... Dieser Abschnitt der Reise könnte wohl der ...

La boucle nord-ouest du Viet Nam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

La boucle nord-ouest du Viet Nam

A travel blog entry by marco

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... décor        on s'arrête souvent pour saisir tout ça sur clichés.   Jour 8 : Lao Cai   Nous traversons des cultures d'ananas et de thé.  Après des jours de rizières et de ...

Sapa Day 183 (19th Nov), Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Day 183 (19th Nov)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft

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... and ate with Niz and Matt, whilst in the cold of the hotel, seeing our breath in the air! Later we got the bus to Lao Cai, where we had to wait for 3 hours, chatting with the American girls, Victor and the Australians. We all got our shoes shined after ...

Northern Vietnam - Sapa and surrounds, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Northern Vietnam - Sapa and surrounds

A travel blog entry by melp

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Lao Cai is the border town between China and Vietnam, on the Vietnam side. About 30km away from Lao Cai is the town of Sa Pa, where we stayed for a couple of days. The surrounds here are amazing - it's what you think of when you think of Vietnam, but on ...

Trekking, trekking, trekking!!!, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking, trekking, trekking!!!

A travel blog entry by chessdennis

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... ... Although hardly any tourists now as it's so bloody cold!!! In the afternoon we walked to a waterfall in Cat Cat village. In Vietnam there are 54 groups of people and we went into the home of a Black H'mong family. Was strange just walking into ...

Makin' a plan..., Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Makin' a plan...

A travel blog entry by wallsy

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... ', but it's playful not aggressive. The ladies selling are H'mong, which are a group of people from the mountains of China, Vietnam, Laos or Thailand. There was a young girl selling armed with a good two metres of sugarcane... she was quite persistent and ...

Climbing Fansipan (day before), Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Climbing Fansipan (day before)

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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Pieni shokki kolmen viikon jälkeen, kun Sapan sunnuntai marketeilla näkyi French Bakereita, piraattivaatteita ja turistimuistoja. Oli taas paljon riivaajia ympärillä ja seurasivat kovasti että ostetaan jotain muistoja mukaan. Nyt jäitä hattuun ja ...

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