Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Trekking, trekking, trekking!!!, Sa P, 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 P, 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 ...

Is it that hard..? Nice ride but!, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Is it that hard..? Nice ride but!

A travel blog entry by wallsy

Svetlana may not be the greatest thing i've ridden, but she's still good fun! It all started well this morning... we'd spied a bakery last night and made a mental note for breakfast. There was some good savoury grub (with no sign of canine), as well as ...

Sa Pa Trekking, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa Trekking

A travel blog entry by thetembas

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Our second tour in Vietnam was to Sapa, a mountain town near the Chinese border. We were warned that Sapa could be very cold in the winter with clouds and rain every day so we packed the long underwear and jackets so we would be ready. Fortunately, the ...

Gain de masse, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Gain de masse

A travel blog entry by nicob

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... rencontre le Dalai-Lama et qu'on ne colorie pas de la meme couleur la Chine continentale et Taiwan A la frontiere Hekou - Lao Cai, il n'y a pas beaucoup d'etrangers, qui passent, les officiels ont le temps de se montrer scrupuleux. Bilan, ils n'ont ...

Exploring, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Exploring

A travel blog entry by wallsy

... have clear skies, with a good view across the valley on our right to the hills on the other side. The highest mountain in Vietnam, Fansipan, is around here at ~ 3100m, and the terrain is covered in perfectly terraced rice paddies which step down into the ...

Sa Pa: heaven-on-earth, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa: heaven-on-earth

A travel blog entry by kabsa2laksa

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... a description or review of this place that reflects the soul and magic of this paradise. We got in the train last night, at 9.10pm, and arrived to Lao Cai at around 6.10am. Lao Cai is 40 kms. away from Sa Pa, so it takes roughly one hour to get here. The ...

... und zum Schluss die Schlammschlacht!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

... und zum Schluss die Schlammschlacht!

A travel blog entry by sibyllejuerg

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... super Nadel und starken Faden, um meinen erst 3 Tage alten, in Hanoi erstandenen, Rucksack zu flicken. Definitiv made in Vietnam... Dom's von Touristen erlernte Englisch ist nicht immer ganz einfach zu verstehen. "He coo ri" heisst ganz einfach, dass ...

Muddy trekking..., Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Muddy trekking...

A travel blog entry by meirion.rees

We take our first train in Vietnam to get to Sapa - an overnight one. We had no idea what to expect but it turned out to be brilliant! As we had booked the whole tour as a package we had the first class air con sleepers (only the best...) which consisted ...

16km in 3.5 hours? No problem, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

16km in 3.5 hours? No problem

A travel blog entry by vanessa5694

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... older gentleman also sharing our cabin who snored was not as fine, a nice man but with lungs like a hippo! The train arrived in Lao Cai at a gob smacking 5:15 in the morning. The shock was enhanced by the train guard banging fiercely on the door and the ...

Hanging around Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Hanging around Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by davidaf

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We woke up at 9AM to find Sa Pa drowning in rain.  We checked out of our hotel and agreed that we were both pretty tired from the day before and feeling lazy.  Given the weather, our hopes of accomplishing anything significant were not ...

Stunning Sapa, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Stunning Sapa

A travel blog entry by kateandlindsay

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Sa Pa: We took an overnight train to Sa Pa (Sapa) the same day we got back from Ha Long Bay.  The hotel had held our bags while we took the cruise and booked our train tickets for us which was handy.  We opted for the more expensive soft ...

Vietnam - Week 2, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Week 2

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

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... Luckily for us we were about to head off to the sunshine of Ko Phi Phi in Thailand!  We had a fantastic 2 weeks in Vietnam - possibly our favourite country in Asia.  The people were generally the friendliest we have met so far on our trip and ...

En route vers la frontiere, Hekou, China travel blog

En route vers la frontiere

A travel blog entry by liviou

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Climbing Fansipan - Day 1 (1900m - 2800m), Fansipan, Vietnam travel blog

Climbing Fansipan - Day 1 (1900m - 2800m)

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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  Jeeppi tuli noutamaan aamu yhdekslt ja matka kohti Indokiinan korkeinta huippua alkoi. Opas ei puhunut englantia, mutta gurun toiminta oli sen verran vakuuttavaa, eli ei muuta kuin menoksi. Sapan kyl lep noin 1600 metriss. Trekin ...

Sapa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by emilyaustralia

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... ßen Platz ziemlich in der Mitte und leckere Restaurants! Hier hatten wir abends auch eins der besten Essen überhaupt in Vietnam :) Am nächsten Tag morgens um 8.30 Uhr holte Yen uns ab (glücklicherweise konnten wir unsere großen ...

Sapa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by becy1976

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Na žalost je deževalo in bilo je kar hladno.Odlična stvar je bila soba, ki sva jo dobila, saj je imela kamin!!! Zakrpala sva odprtine nad okni in si sobo kar solidno ogrela. Tako sva se lahko stuširala in umila ...

The hills are alive..., Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

The hills are alive...

A travel blog entry by bebabui

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... the sound of music.  I've become a very light sleeper due to the fact that all the mattresses in the entire country of Vietnam were built for people with no spinal cords: they're harder than the granite countertop in my sister's kitchen! We're still ...

16 km trekking, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

16 km trekking

A travel blog entry by ian-sue

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What a walk! Weather was nice and landscapes were really impressive. We went around with Mo (the Hmong girl we had as tourist guide) and she was so good showing us around, and explaining to us about plants, the village way of life and their culture, ...

Day 12 - We fucking made it! 737km, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Day 12 - We fucking made it! 737km

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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... with: sunshine and nice and cool weather(for now). We've heard that Sa Pa was going to be the coldest and cloudiest place in Vietnam so we really wanted to make the most of it. We headed to our last journey trough the valleys and mountains around 8. ...

28 hours of travelling, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

28 hours of travelling

A travel blog entry by tom_s

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... , and the fact that the bus needed 90 minutes for 38 km says all about the condition of the windy road to Lao Cai... In Lao Cai I made friends with one of the train attendants while waiting, and later got invited to a Tet celebration of 5 train attendants ...

Vietnam – Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam – Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by theklikas

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... ' minoritn (a i na Vietnam hrozně chud) kmeny. After two days in Hanoi we took another overnight train to the city of Lao Cai close to the border with China. This time the cabin was cleaner but 2 locals in the bunks above us talked loudly all ...

Autobus de nuit Hanoi à Sapa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Autobus de nuit Hanoi à Sapa

A travel blog entry by world_citizens

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Autobus de luxe ayant des sièges-lit genre lazyboy que les jambes restent étirées. Nice. Mais pas de place pour le bagage de cabine... Étroit ... En fait, c'est comme le linge, c'est nous, occidentaux, qui ne sommes pas le bon format ...

Rainy Day & Winding  Roads to Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Rainy Day & Winding Roads to Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by hilaryramsey

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... who had just come from China & they shared their horror toilet & bus trip stories!!Caught 5pm  mini bus from our hotel to Lao Cai. The road seemed windier & more hair pinned than the ride here a few days ago & I could feel my stomach ...

On the way to Hanoi, Lao Kai, Vietnam travel blog

On the way to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by worldtaste

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We left Sapa for Hanoi in the direction of Hue. Our last plan is to go there and to try to purchase 2 Minsk motor bike to do the road to the south of Vietnam. We left the cold mountain to find back the warm ...

Day 12, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by julianait

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... of us slept well and some not so well but on the whole, not a bad night. Woken at 5.45 with tea and coffee and pulled into Lao Cai at 6.15. Into the bus for our transfer to Sapa. Then out of our bus as it was the wrong bus and onto its identical ...

Highlands, Hiking and Hill Tribes, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Highlands, Hiking and Hill Tribes

A travel blog entry by segacs

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Party on the Sapa Express Last night, I took the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi to Lao Cai station, up in the mountains of northwestern Vietnam. The train was an interesting experience, to say the least. No announcements or information of any kind, ...

Chinese Border, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Chinese Border

A travel blog entry by mlrucker

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With more than enough time in Sapa so we took the early bus to Lao Cai (where we meet the train) to see what there was to do there. After 11 hours we have come to the conclusion: nothing. We walked around and hung out at a restaurant for most of the day. ...

Cloud Gazing, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Cloud Gazing

A travel blog entry by ralfthebear

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We went straight from the wilds of Ha Giang to the bustling tourist town of Sa Pa. What a shock!  The town is packed with tourists both western and Vietnamese – that is when you can see them……for Sa Pa is often hidden in ...

Trekking around Sapa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking around Sapa

A travel blog entry by msafiti

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Today we trekked to the waterfalls about 15 kilometres north of Sapa, and only a kilometre from the Chinese border. The waterfalls both took a lot of walking up and down steep tracks, but the Love waterfall was over 200 metres high and the Silver falls ...

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