Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Day 13 - Jonottelua, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Day 13 - Jonottelua

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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Lhdettiin aamupivst kohti Lao Caita ja perille saavuttiin 35 kilometrin alamen jlkeen. Kruisailu kesti vajaat pari tuntia. Sitten etsimn juna-asemaa. Asema lytyi, Krista ji vahtimaan tsygi ja meitsi meni jonottamaan lippuja. ...

Terraced Mountianside, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Terraced Mountianside

A travel blog entry by bethpelletier

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... rice growing conditions. It ends up looking like stairs all over awesome green mountianside. This was my favorite part of Vietnam. Through some slightly challenging road conditions we made it to the homestay. More of a straw hotel for ...

Treking Through the Rice Paddies, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Treking Through the Rice Paddies

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

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We started out trek with a small group consisting of us, 2 American girls and our guide Phuc. 14km through muddy village roads and rice paddies. Early in the piece Michelle forgot her gymnastics training and managed to fall into the water twice. Once we ...

Visite du nord, Bac Ha, Vietnam travel blog

Visite du nord

A travel blog entry by nycos

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Et ca continue, donc j ai pris le train de Hanoi pour Lao Cai dans le nord du vietnam tout pres de la frontiere chinoise. J ai partage ma chambre couchette avec 5 coreens qui avaient ramene des bieres. Quelle bonne idee ils ont eus, j etais super ...

MUD, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

MUD

A travel blog entry by mish_brendan

... and more awkward conversation with Phuc we happily drove the rest of the way back to SaPa where we had some free time.  We used this time to pick up some good quality wet weather gear before catching the overnight train back to Hanoi from Lao ...

Le Nord du Vietnam, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Le Nord du Vietnam

A travel blog entry by cyril.galland

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... acquisition :-) Un autre jour nous sommes partis a la decouverte de la tribu des Zao, une autre ethnie presente dans cette partie du Vietnam. Nous avons fait la connaissance de Mai, une jeune fille de 18 ans qui nous a servi de guide pour un apres-midi ...

Physical exertion, oh my!, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Physical exertion, oh my!

A travel blog entry by bebabui

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So last night, we caught what was supposed to be a deluxe overnight train to Lao Cai on our way to Sapa, a mountainous resort north of Hanoi (374 kms away and it took 10 hours of train and 1 hour of minibus!).  The sleeping berth wasn't bad, not to ...

Sa Pa, Vietnam, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by mountainsouls

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despite the problems with our train trip we arrived in sapa excited to be in the cool mountain air.  located in the tonkinese alps sapa is at around 1700 meters (5100 ft) and so there was a very noticible and welcome chill in the air.  we ...

Pit Stop, Hue, Vietnam travel blog

Pit Stop

A travel blog entry by bethpelletier

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Not much to say about Hue except that I took an overnight sleeper bus to get here from Hanoi. It was very uncomfortable and there was a Canadian Mom with a small baby right next to me the whole way but thankfully the child was very well behaved. ...

Sapa et les environs, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa et les environs

A travel blog entry by lpmorin

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... dans lesquels il faut se faufiler. Donc pas de moto. Dans le train de Hanoi en direction de Sapa (en fait le train va a Lao Cai, ville a la frontiere chinoise, et il faut prendre un minibus de 90 minutes pour monter a Sapa), j'ai rencontre un francais ...

Poczuć sie jak ryż - Sa Pa, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Poczuć sie jak ryż - Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by asiaipawel

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Aby zobaczyć jak rośnie ryż udaliśmy się do Sapy. Chcieliśmy TYLKO zobaczyć, ale dostaliśmy znacznie więcej - BYLIŚMY jak ryż. Gdy po całonocnej podrży wyruszyliśmy na niewielki 5h ...

Bac Ha, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

Bac Ha

A travel blog entry by staceyandneil

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Fri 18th Oct - Day 38 We arrived on the night train in a place called Lao Cai at 6am and got a bus directly to Bac Ha for 60,000 dong each (2 pound). When we arrived in Bac Ha town it was a fight to get past the locals wanting us to ...

Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by colandsand

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... rest of the cabin with an entire Vietnamese family who shared the bunks in some cases. So 8 of us in all. So we arrived in Lao Cai on the Chinese border at 5:30am the next morning. I needed two coffees to get me going. Sandra took the option of ...

Sapa hill tribes, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa hill tribes

A travel blog entry by liamandsam

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Sams: Sam here again, we are travelling smaller distances in Vietnam so it makes sense for us to do multiple entries at once. So if your missing Liam he'll be back soon. After our fleeting time in Hanoi we departed via overnight bus to the hill tribes in ...

Train Ride to Lao Cai and a Visit to Bac Ha Market, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Train Ride to Lao Cai and a Visit to Bac Ha Market

A travel blog entry by normandsharon

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We headed north to Lao Cai, which is right on the Vietnam-China boarder. And we are pleased to say that the overnight train ride was far more pleasant than our first one (from Nah Trang to Hue). We had bottled water, a basket of bananas, a fresh ...

Sapa with a tribe of Hmongs, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa with a tribe of Hmongs

A travel blog entry by shellyandmarts

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We had already booked train tickets but having been impressed with our previous trip to Halong bay we were keen to take another tour with ethnic travel in Sapa where we would be introduced to a Hmong hill tribe, eat with them in their own homes and stay ...

I've got a thirst that only 1 thing can quench..., Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

I've got a thirst that only 1 thing can quench...

A travel blog entry by davidcombden

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Aquajajly!    Alright, here's the story. It seems that Aquafina is the preferred drinking water here in Vietnam, most stores carry it, or some variation of it. So far we have seen Aqualeader, Aquaria, Aquaplus, Aqualife, Aquaonly, Aquaspa and ...

The Beauty of Sa Pa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

The Beauty of Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by scottandamy

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... a day test riding a couple in Sapa but they were proper crap so headed back to Hanoi the next day as there were lots more to choose from there. We took an 7.30am minivan back down to Lao Cai station and just about caught the 9.15am train back to Hanoi. ...

Cool, Colourful Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Cool, Colourful Sapa

A travel blog entry by becsjd

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... times in Sapa.. It's a small place haha. The train dropped us all off at about 6am in a small city called Lao Cai, which is very close to the Vietnam China border. We then had to take a one hour shuttle up the mountains to Sapa town. As we winded our way ...

J'arrive a pied par la Chine, Lao cai, Vietnam travel blog

J'arrive a pied par la Chine

A travel blog entry by gadjoxav

Tu avais raison Begbraz, on peut le ...

Fancypants in Vietnam, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Fancypants in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by davidcombden

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... tribes of indigenous people who sell their handicrafts to tourists. We took the night train, leaving Hanoi at 9:50 pm and arriving at Lao Cai at 6 am (right at the border to China), then it's another hour minibus ride into Sa Pa itself, which the hotel ...

Sapa, Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by bowtie

A great tour company to visit local villages is Sapa Nature Tour Company at 024, Caumay Street, Sapa town, Lao cai, Viet nam. e-mail: sapanaturetours@hotmail.com.  All the other tours seemed to charge so much for the same tour that we took. The ...

Green, red & black, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Green, red & black

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello, Sapa is one of the most picturesque areas in Vietnam.  It is located in the NW corner, close to the China border.  Photos of its natural and cultural beauty are displayed by many tourist agencies. For many Hanoians, Sapa is a great ...

Trekking in hundreds and thousands, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in hundreds and thousands

A travel blog entry by hannah_leigh

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We were all very knackered and some hungover this morning but we had to be up to meet at half 9 to start the trek. Leigh started well getting up and showered and then going to change some money while I got ready but as time ticked by he started to feel ...

Mud bath, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Mud bath

A travel blog entry by hannah_leigh

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... The second scheduled stop was at 1am and both Leigh and myself got off to use the loo.. This is the first bad toilet I've seen in Vietnam so far.. It was like stepping back into china.. Just a rock for u to wee on!! Both me and Leigh didn't sleep too ...

Good morning Vietnam., Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Good morning Vietnam.

A travel blog entry by sneekybeeky

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... me from being on Vietnamese soil so i took a picture, had my passport checked again then headed accross... Good Morning Vietnam and hello Lao Cai. On the other side i had to fill out another load of forms behind the same people i cued behind initialy, ...

Sa Pa & Hanoi, Sa Pa & Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa & Hanoi

A travel blog entry by mezzaandyort

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... Vietnamese music (NOT) and we hoped she would turn it off eventually, she did thank god.  It was not entertaining.  We arrived in Lao Cai train station and then met by our bus driver to get our bus to Sa Pa.  It took about 1.5 hrs to get ...

Last days in Vietnam, Lao Cai, Sapa and Hanoi, Vietnam travel blog

Last days in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by alongtheway30

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... Remy and Anna, 2 ladies from UK, on the train to Sapa, which is apparently one "must-see" of north west Vietnam. The journey to Lao Cai, which is the closest train connection to Sapa, took about 9 hours. Unfortunately Anna, Remy and I could not stay in ...

Foggy Sapa town, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Foggy Sapa town

A travel blog entry by kmartadventure

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... - it's like New Year's, Christmas, and your birthday all rolled into one package! After a long 10-hour train ride, we arrived in Lao Cai about 30km away and still had to make it to Sapa with some kind of bus. As per usual, some Vietnamese guys found us ...

Last day near sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Last day near sapa

A travel blog entry by libk25

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Woke to the sound of screeching pigs ... Must be because the were preparing our bacon sarnies ! Damn no such luck! Oh well, showered and changed in the luxury homestay and met the others and chan for breakfast on the sunny terrace. Our lady had made ...

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