Travel Blogs from Mai Chau, Vietnam

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Vietnam Life, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam Life

A travel blog entry by beakandwilly

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... Vietnamese house, eat the local grub and be taken on a couple of tours of the village and area by a local. The views on entering Mai Chau take your breath away. We arrive early morning, and there is still a fair bit of mist around, so with the sun ...

Mountain Vilage with its Rice Fields, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Mountain Vilage with its Rice Fields

A travel blog entry by adamz

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... would shut up any time soon. After one short stop a couple of hours into the drive we arrived at a small village just outside Mai Chau village. Found myself in a village with lots of houses on stilts. Found out later that the ethnic minority that live in ...

Gettin' lost in the fog on the way North, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Gettin' lost in the fog on the way North

A travel blog entry by kmartadventure

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... the junction where I had taken a break to talk to some guys on the side of the road led to a small highway that led in Mai Chau's direction. The guys pointed me that way, so I went for it. This road was very different from the nice smooth HCM highway I ...

Mai Châu, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Châu

A travel blog entry by blogtrotters

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... , naturellement creusées par l'eau. Ensuite, visite des deux temples Dinh et Le, premiers rois du Vietnam indépendant au 11e siècle. Continuation jusqu'à Mai Chau, petit village dans les rizières ou nous passons une nuit chez l’habitant, dans ...

The Peace of the Paddy Fields, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

The Peace of the Paddy Fields

A travel blog entry by martin-caroline

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... strikingly raw villages and good company made for another great afternoon.  Apart from the much more occasional beep of a horn in Mai Chau, the soundtrack is nothing but peace - bird song and noises of nature.  Having really settled in here we ...

Day 1:Ho Chi Minh Trail : Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Day 1:Ho Chi Minh Trail : Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by almightyg73

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... adventure to Ho Chi Minh had begun. Checking on the map we had hardly moved South at all but at least we had now hit the Ho Chi Minh trail road that went through Mai Chau. Tomorrow we will start to make some headway south. I think I'm going to enjoy this. ...

White Thai, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

White Thai

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello again, Mai Chau is located in the mountains of northwest Vietnam.  A trip here is primarily to visit the hill tribe people.  It's a traditional culture that goes back generations. The patriarch of one of the surrounding villages is Mr. ...

Te village, Mai Chau, Te village, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Te village, Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by rloudon

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Our last  night before returning to Hanoi was spent in a homestay in the village of Te in the Mai Chau area. This involved a 2.5 hour walk into the village, arriving late afternoon. Very picturesque. Our hosts were actaully the parents-in-law of ...

Day 23 - Visiting the villages, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 23 - Visiting the villages

A travel blog entry by amandasu

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We were woken in the early hours by a tropical storm. The sheet lightning was constant and lasted for ages and although it's the lightning that seems to be the main feature of storms here, when it does thunder the ground literally shakes. When we woke ...

Day 22 - Mai Chau, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 22 - Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by amandasu

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... being picked up by the Mai Chau Lodge shuttle bus several streets away at 8am so had to get a taxi there. The journey to Mai Chau took four hours along surely some of the bumpiest roads in the country. Nursing headaches & whiplash we finally arrived ...

Bamboo Long Houses N Heavy Machinery, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Bamboo Long Houses N Heavy Machinery

A travel blog entry by eddakath

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... was everywhere and it was such a new visual experience for us. The treks end brought us to a hill tribe village near Mai Chau. Here several villages prosper from having foreign guests stay at their homes. The people were so beautiful, the village was ...

Mai Chau and heading back to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau and heading back to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by chrislewis7

This is a top pick!
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... noise of the animals and a guy snoring in a bed on the floor below and I didn't get all that much sleep. Our last day in Mai Chau and we decided to make the most of the peace and quiet before heading back to the noise and hassle of Hanoi. We went ...

Me and my guide (Hang) off to Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Me and my guide (Hang) off to Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by chrislewis7

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Up early to prepare for my trip to Mai Chau. I had booked a private trip for 3 days with my own driver and guide. I expected to have a middle aged bloke to accompany me for the trip but when I got to reception I was amazed to see a beautiful young girl ...

So Many Warm N Welcoming Smiles From The Hill Trib, Mai Chua, Vietnam travel blog

So Many Warm N Welcoming Smiles From The Hill Trib

A travel blog entry by eddakath

... football, sand bag and several other games. It was such a great day. We made it back to our longhouse accommodation near Mai Chua to yet another huge colourful feast and luckily for us, COLD BEER! Beers N Cheers toya...shane *****for photos see ...

Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by chrislewis7

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... up the top was still not in sight. Finally after 1203 steps we reached the cave. From the top there was a fantastic view of Mai Chau, the hills that surround the area and the road down the hillside that has been cut into the rock. After the exertions ...

Mai Chaun markkinoilla, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chaun markkinoilla

A travel blog entry by sattumamatkaa

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... meidän bussille ei tapahtunut onneksi muuta kuin että siitä lähti sivupeili. Omalaatuinen bussimatka paikalliseen tapaan palkittiin ihanasti. Mai Chau on noin 12 000 asukkaan kaupunki, joka koostuu kuitenkin pienistä kylistä ja kylän asukkaat ovat ...

Wet Damp Dog, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Wet Damp Dog

A travel blog entry by robartle

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... pleasure - the rain kept off and there was beautiful mist hanging to the sides off the surrounding mountains. We eventually arrived in Mai Chau at a homestay run by 'Chi Hoa' in Pom Coong village. Mai Chau is uniquely surrounded by mountains on all sides ...

In the Thick of IT, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

In the Thick of IT

A travel blog entry by mikeymouse

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... the border. But as this is a super long weekend all tickets for the buses there were booked out and I ended up going to Mai Chau... which turned out to be an awesome thing. Mai Chau is only three hours from Hanoi, a very scenic area (see the ...

Adventure Trekking in the Mai Chau Valley, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Adventure Trekking in the Mai Chau Valley

A travel blog entry by follow_marty

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Today we were collected by car and driven about 18km out of Mai Chua where we were dropped off for a day of trekking. We walked for about 2 hours before we stopped at a small village where we had some green tea and watched village life go by.  We ...

A giant, a feast and sleepy water puppets, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

A giant, a feast and sleepy water puppets

A travel blog entry by plumwhat

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... arrived back in Hanoi about 5pm and were able to relax a fair bit in the car which was great. We met a family from England whilst in Mai Chau and the son (who works in Hanoi) told us about a place to eat dinner. It was sort of like eating on the streets ...

Homestaying and multicultural playing in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Homestaying and multicultural playing in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by thebartons99

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... early 50s, "elderly" according to Mu) had set up a home and tiny farm here in order to escape the modernization of Mai Chau (the advent of electricity and roads). They had water buffalo, chickens and pigs and about an acre of rice paddies - ...

Mai Chau / Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 days/2 nights, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau / Pu Luong Nature Reserve 3 days/2 nights

A travel blog entry by the_blue_anzac

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Picked up from our 'Old Quarter' hotel in Mercedes van, we pass through Hanoi commercial suburbia and down the motorway for about an hour. A turnoff takes us into rural landscape with beautiful limestone hills and green valleys within 4 hours out of ...

En allant se mettre au vert..., Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

En allant se mettre au vert...

A travel blog entry by violaine.s

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... se bis : en arrivant à Hanoi, les réceptionniste, que Christina avait contacté pour organiser notre transfert depuis l'aéroport, et à Mai Chau, toutes les deux adorables, nous ont accueilli avec un "hug" - c'est plutôt sympa, comme arrivée, même ...

To the hills!, Mai Chao, Vietnam travel blog

To the hills!

A travel blog entry by bbackson

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... was the insistence that they made it on the old loom in the back. We met many other travellers doing the northern loop of Vietnam with a private tour guide, it sounded like the way to do it since we were finding it quite expensive and tiring having to ...

Beautiful valley, mai chau, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful valley

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo

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... last five or so kilometres, we were forced to pay about a fifty percent surcharge for two motorbikes to get us into Mai Chau proper. Even after nine months away, we still get relatively indignant when this happens. Getting annoyed is highly annoying in ...

One day in Mai Chau, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

One day in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by joni.lee

... planning, but not really, sort of a 'I need to get of Hanoi and do something mindset'). So basically I booked a bus ticket to Mai Chau through my hostel, and a homestay for one night. I had the presumption that I was just on a travelling bus - turns out ...

A Trek Too Far, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

A Trek Too Far

A travel blog entry by joandjim

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... to quit - air conditioning, hot showers and comfortable beds in Hanoi were calling Despite our failure to finish, I would definitely recommend Mai Chau, but maybe when it is a bit cooler. The company we used, Ethnic Travel (www.ethnictravel.com.vn), ...

Checking out some ethnics, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Checking out some ethnics

A travel blog entry by 12-month-summer

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... to check out some of the handicraft shops, and accidentally wandered onto a Vietnamese film set.  Apparently, the traditional houses in Mai Chau were particularly useful for films set in older times.  It turned out that one of the actors was ...

Ein Tag der Erholung, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Ein Tag der Erholung

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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... werden wir freundlich begrüßt, insbesondere auch von den Kindern, die ersten Brocken Englisch ausprobieren wollen. Wir wurden aber in Vietnam noch nie von Kindern angebettelt, wie man es sonst ja so häufig findet. Auf dem Rückweg ...

Oh My, Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Oh My, Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by kiwikidbys

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... was rice but every so often we would come across some amazing little vege patches. They certainly put any vege patch back home to shame. Mai Chau was also where I found the 1200 stairs! They led to a cave at the top but I was too scared to go in there. ...

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