Travel Blogs from Mai Chau, Vietnam

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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 ...

Moving day - off to Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Moving day - off to Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by wanderinghands

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... as we left just before 7am for the Da Nang airport, from where we flew to Hanoi. From there a car and driver took us to Mai Chau which is 3 1/2 hours drive west-ish from Hanoi. Mai Chau is a mini Sapa with a half day drive instead of an ...

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), ...

Vietnam, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by elainepacker

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... some history this afternoon visiting the National Museum of Vietnamese history which gave us some insight into the occupation by the French, the Vietnam war and the aftermath. Tomorrow we set off for Halong bay, a four hour drive and we will be spending a ...

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. ...

MAI CHAU IN THE MOUNTAINS, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

MAI CHAU IN THE MOUNTAINS

A travel blog entry by mark1979

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... . We both at one point, were sprung from our seats so high that our heads hit the ceiling! We arrived in beautiful Mai Chau. The journey had been worth it. Rice paddy fields surrounded the track towards our bungalow, cows roaming the track and women ...

Visit to the Hmong people, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Visit to the Hmong people

A travel blog entry by wanderinghands

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... ; This was a luxury that they were very proud to have. It was then time to get into the car and drive back to Mai Chau. It's difficult to imagine but apparently their are seven different ethnic groups living within the 22 villages of this area. These ...

A couple of days in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

A couple of days in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by candcthai

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DAY 5: Heading north, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

DAY 5: Heading north

A travel blog entry by tjtheberrys

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... on the overnight sleeper train to Sapa in the far north of the country near the Chinese border and in the most mountainous part of Vietnam. We had a bit of a wait, so made a camp outside the station in a little pop-up cafe and drank tea whilst watching ...

Day 30 - Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Day 30 - Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by nihar.aneri

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A 3.5 hour bus journey to Mai Chau, south west of Hanoi. On arrival we had lunch and we walked it off exploring the village, the animals and locals. We then took the bikes out as a group and went further out of the village, past paddy fields and around ...

Village hospitality, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Village hospitality

A travel blog entry by plumwhat

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... This morning it was a quick trip to the ATM to get out a few million dong! Today we were heading to the countryside to the town of Mai Chau. We thought it was about a one and a half hour drive but turned out to be more like three and a half hours. Note to ...

Mai Chau in Spring, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau in Spring

A travel blog entry by travel_vietnam

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... company to rent a car, but mostly rent a car from drivers who often go with us in volunteer activities. The way to Mai Chau was really interesting. We talked together, sang together and see the sightseeings along the roads. We arrived  Ban  Lac ...

Xin Chao Vietnam, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Xin Chao Vietnam

A travel blog entry by miriamicinta

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... era bastant més decent. Hanói només ens va acollir durant unes hores i l’endemà al matí ja estàvem de camí cap a Mai Chau, un poble al nord-oest del país. El poble en sí no tenia res d’especial, peṛ nosaltres ens vam allotjar en ...

Away from the noise, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Away from the noise

A travel blog entry by youloveit

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... Phu, I staggered on board a mini-bus heading South so that I could make my way to my next destination of Mai Chau. Travel in Vietnam seems to take forever in the North because the roads wind through the mountains, so although the distance isn't long in ...

Village life, pedals, coffins & stilts in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Village life, pedals, coffins & stilts in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by scicks

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... legs could still muster up the speed to pedal but I figured that the riding we'd done almost each day was starting to pay off. Mai Chau is a very picturesque valley and most of the people look happy and content. It did not go unnoticed to Steve and I that ...

Von den Nebelbergen zu den Reisfeldern, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Von den Nebelbergen zu den Reisfeldern

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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Nachdem wir jetzt beide wieder wohlauf sind, steht für heute wieder eine längere Wanderung auf dem Programm. Ab zunächst geht es mit dem Auto ca. 1000 Hm hinauf nach Pa Co (1350m), wo wir den Sonntagsmarkt besuchen wollen. Die Fahrt dauert ...

Wild boar and rice wine, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Wild boar and rice wine

A travel blog entry by beckie268

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... . We both at one point, were sprung from our seats so high that our heads hit the ceiling! We arrived in beautiful Mai Chau. The journey had been worth it. Rice paddy fields surrounded the track towards our bungalow, cows roaming the track and women ...

Arriving in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Arriving in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by follow_marty

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Today we were driven the very long 3 1/2 hour journey to the village of Mai Chua.  Upon arrival we were taken on a 2 hour bicycle tour where we rode through villages and visited a toothpick and skewer factory.  The locals were very ...

Northwest Loop, Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Northwest Loop, Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by christinalynn

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On the motorbikes for real. Our first day started out navigating Hanoi traffic...phew. Followed by the beauty of Mai Chau, fresh after a ...

Monday 24th Mai Chau Village, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Monday 24th Mai Chau Village

A travel blog entry by smadge

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Monday 24th November Set off quite early, with our new group, to the first of our Homestay Villages at Mai Chau. Only two of our previous group were with us, a very pleasant laid back couple from a fruit farm outside Colchester, all the others had either ...

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th  Mai Chau, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by smadge

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... with fourteen strangers, one of whom could have been heard snoring in Hanoi, was the best night's sleep they had had in Vietnam. There were signs: he had a beard, had a self restored narrow boat and liked to pontificate at length. She luuved everything. ...

Hanoi to Mai Chau to Cuc Phon,  Mai Chau/ Cuc Phong, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi to Mai Chau to Cuc Phon

A travel blog entry by deids

... the flies(not that there are many). The same with vegetables, bought fresh daily and cooked daily.  Sept 17th 2013Bus ride from Mai Chau for 1 hour before back on the bikes. Weather was misty with poor visibility. Began at the top of the hill ...

Région de Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Région de Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by marie-claude.g

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... ciel est toujours très bas mais il ne pleut pas. Nous avons deux heures trente de route pour rallier notre prochaine étape : Mai Chau. Nous faisons plusieurs poses en chemin pour prendre des photos et assister à un petit marché local, installé en ...

A rural weekend, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

A rural weekend

A travel blog entry by fantavietnam

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A nice and quiet weekend to the Vietnamese ...

O Vietnam profundo, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

O Vietnam profundo

A travel blog entry by raquel_antonio

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... (que se algum dia o foram, ja deixaram de ser com tanto turista!) e decidimos adentrar-nos pela zona rural de Mai Chau. Entre boleias, camioes, motas e muito kilometro a pé, consiguimos o que procuravamos: uma aldeia autentica (com a minoria etnica ...

Recent events...., Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Recent events....

A travel blog entry by tonymylius

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... per day and that's pushing it. My stay in Son La was somewhat uneventful until I found a place to eat which, here in rural Vietnam isn't easy, this place was a real find. If not for the smell of a BBQ I would have driven right past it and settled for ...

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