Travel Blogs from Mai Chau, Vietnam

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Minority Tribes in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Minority Tribes in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by andydonald

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Up  early, packed breakfast, and off to the airport for our flight to Hanoi, the Vietnam capital. Mai Chau (pronounced 'my cho') is a small village in the mountains about 150km south west of Hanoi. After a pleasant Vietnam Airways flight, we arrived ...

return to cookie mountain, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

return to cookie mountain

A travel blog entry by iainbroadley

... it to the foot of the last mountain I remembered much of the route because it was the same way we had come the first time I came to mai chau with the minibus, this time it was a lot slower and I drove at a snails pace up the mountain by the time I reached ...

Mai Chau: Vietnam's hidden gem, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau: Vietnam's hidden gem

A travel blog entry by thepoonanns

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... ', Sapa being the northernmost mountainous valley region of Vietnam known for its local tribes and beautiful sloped rice paddies. The Mai Chau region is inhabited by both Vietnamese and people from the Thai tribe (not from Thailand). Unfortunately a week ...

Bienvenue chez les White Thaïs, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Bienvenue chez les White Thaïs

A travel blog entry by mickariane

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... . Nous sommes accueillis à bras ouverts chez des vétérans.   En fin d'après-midi, nous nous arrêtons dans le marché de Mai Chau. C'est l'heure de choisir le menu de ce soir. Pilu nous ballade de stand en stand. Les légumes, les herbes, le ...

2 days in Mai Chau - Home of the White Thai's, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

2 days in Mai Chau - Home of the White Thai's

A travel blog entry by nomes981

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... was told. We had lunch provided by our homestay and headed back home to Hanoi leaving the place feeling happy and at peace. Mai Chau was a wonderful experience and I loved taking pictures here. It is a closer alternative than Sapa if you are short on ...

Night time here in Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Night time here in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by tonymylius

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After setting up my things in perpetration for nightfall and assuming there would be no power when I got back, I headed to town down the dirt road that provides access between the village I'm staying in and the township, passed the locals working their ...

Joy of simple living?, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Joy of simple living?

A travel blog entry by lasseogsasja

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... hilltribes som lever i Vietnam - Thai'erne. I den lokale landsby blev vi indkvarteret i et bambushotel paa stolper. Alle husene i Mai Chau dalen er bygget paa hoeje stolper. Dyrene bor saaledes under husene. Vi slap for at have en ko gaaende under vores ...

Villages and Villagers, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Villages and Villagers

A travel blog entry by stoptheworld

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... minibuses that whizzed past us, we had a great, personal trip and really enjoyed the experience. Eight hours driving to spend three hours in MaI Chau was actually worth it! Next time we'll go for longer, though! We ate a nice lunch in the village where ...

Lac village, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Lac village

A travel blog entry by cuangtriviet

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Some of the scenery around Lac ...

Day 31 - 1200 steps in Mai Chau, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 31 - 1200 steps in Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by nihar.aneri

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After breakfast we walked through the town to the bottom of a hill. We were promised a very awesome cave at the top and had to climb the 1200 steps to get there. It was blistering hot, cold water turned warm and it was a lot harder than we thought. But ...

Three weddings and a funeral, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Three weddings and a funeral

A travel blog entry by beckie268

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... the children would wave and say hello, the men were building houses and the women were cooking food. After lunch we rode back to Mai Chau along the main road, which only took an hour. The village wedding was all over when we got back which was a shame ...

Fried grasshoppers, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Fried grasshoppers

A travel blog entry by beckie268

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... couple from Tel Aviv, Nadav and Debbie. We spent the morning trekking up to a cave at the top of a mountain overlooking Mai Chau. It was a total of 2033 steps. We needed constant breaks even though the guide called Tuen was practically running up in ...

Ab aufs Land, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

Ab aufs Land

A travel blog entry by jann_und_franzi

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... erfahren da es hier zu 90% Thais gibt die sich hier angesiedelt haben nachdem die Chinesen vor Hunderten Jahren einmal Vietnam eingenommen hatten. Anders als Sapa  (Vorzeigeort fuer Menschen die Reisfelder und das Landleben sehen wollen) gibt es ...

Cuc Phuong to Mai Chau (110 km), Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Cuc Phuong to Mai Chau (110 km)

A travel blog entry by michael.duijff

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Mai Chau, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by 12smith

... safely under tubes of white tarpaulin, and the farmers were concentrating, knee deep in mud or perched on a water buffalo, on preparing the soil. Mai Chau is the location of a 'love market' which we'd heard of from a guide in Hoi An, but this time we were ...

La vallée de tout les matins, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

La vallée de tout les matins

A travel blog entry by chapdeluc

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... ont le sourire d'une récolte riche.  Je dors là-bas comme un ours hiberne. Emmitouflé dans le paisible. Et les Thai, si belles, qui préparent le café. Mai Chau, tu es une danse avec la vie. Doucereuse valse à mille temps jadis...   ...

Time to get out of Hanoi....., Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Time to get out of Hanoi.....

A travel blog entry by tonymylius

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... , uphills and down again I final stopped at a public viewing area high on a mountain, this is where I caught my first glimpse of Mai Chau. A small village below surrounded by rice paddies and palm trees, it's as if I were and eagle looking down due to the ...

GRASSHOPERS FOR DINNER, Mai Chau District, Vietnam travel blog

GRASSHOPERS FOR DINNER

A travel blog entry by mark1979

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... a Jewish couple from Tel Aviv, Nadav and Debbie. We spent the morning trekking up to a cave at the top of a mountain overlooking Mai Chau and Nadav disclosed that he wanted to try grasshoppers. Tuen, our guide put us to shame by running up and down the ...

6th January - Mai Chau, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

6th January - Mai Chau

A travel blog entry by samwebster95

... met a guy from Australia, Paul, who was also coming on the trip with us. We got picked up and made our way up to Mai Chau through the mountains and winding roads, some of the views were incredible! When we finally got to where we were staying for the ...

7th January - 1000 Step Workout, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

7th January - 1000 Step Workout

A travel blog entry by samwebster95

22:30 - Woke up for breakfast at 07:30 before heading out on a walking tour of more of the area. Once we got into town a bit we made our way to a cave in a mountain, however there were 1000 steps between us and the cave entrance; it took ages to get up ...

Bauchlandung, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Bauchlandung

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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... das Klima ist so gänzlich anders wie in Sa Pa: schwülwarm. Eigentlich wollen wir in einem Stelzenhaus in Mai Chau nur eine Mittagspause einlegen und anschließend zu unserem ersten Quartier wandern. Unser Führer Diep bietet uns aber ...

DAY 4: Mai Chau Valley by bike, Mai Châu, Vietnam travel blog

DAY 4: Mai Chau Valley by bike

A travel blog entry by tjtheberrys

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Straight after breakfast we were met in reception by our guide Cuong for the main part of our Mai Chau adventure – two days mountain biking in and around the Mai Chau valley, up into the hills and the many small rural minority villages. We were ...

Local minorities, Mai Chau, Vietnam travel blog

Local minorities

A travel blog entry by iainbroadley

took a bus that morning to a white Thia village up in the mountains west of Hanoi, it is very untouristy up there and the group of 5 British guys and my self were the only large group up there it seemed. we had a cycle tour around the local villages. and ...

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