Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Tag 119 - Welcome to China ~ ah nein, to Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Tag 119 - Welcome to China ~ ah nein, to Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by fableolicious

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... 5:30 Uhr von vietnamesischer, fast schon chinesischer Musik durch die Lautsprecher geweckt. Wir sind nun angekommen, hoch im Norden, in Lao Cai, direkt an der chinesischen Grenze. Die Nacht verlief so so la la, einen richtigen Tiefschlaf hat man hier ...

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, ...

Tag 121 - Eine authentische Erfahrung reicher, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Tag 121 - Eine authentische Erfahrung reicher

A travel blog entry by fableolicious

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Die Nacht war zäh. Wir wachten alle 30 Minuten auf, fanden nicht wirklich Schlaf. Irgendetwas jagte immer in der Holzhütte hin und her. Eine Katze eine Ratte? Eine Schlange? Wir wissen es nicht, wir haben es ja nur gehört. Das wird eine ...

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 ...

Sapa, Loa Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by gmcve

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... I get my stuff together and hop on a over night sleeper train for Sapa. Sapa is a town and district in the Lo Cai province in northwest Vietnam. It has a number of different ethic tribes in the area - H'mong, Dao and Tay. I arrive in Sapa at 7.30am ...

Tag 118 - Ein wundervoller Ausflug geht zu Ende, tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Tag 118 - Ein wundervoller Ausflug geht zu Ende

A travel blog entry by fableolicious

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Wir werden von der Sonne geweckt. Leonie springt auf und trifft sich hauptsächlich mit den Frauen auf dem Sonnendeck. 20 Minuten Thai Chi. Dann ab zum Frühstück. Auch hier müssen wir nichts sagen, der Hammer. JD und Kenny wuseln immer ...

Cooling off in the mountains of Vietnam, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Cooling off in the mountains of Vietnam

A travel blog entry by rosboroughs

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... first day saw us exploring waterfalls and visiting a hill tribe village inhabited by the Red Doa tribe.  In Northern Vietnam there are dozens of different hill tribe minorities.  Most can be distinguished by their traditional costumes, all kind ...

Last day in Sapa, tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Last day in Sapa

A travel blog entry by jones2000

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... in a little local cafe. We then went and had a little trek around the village for an hour before hopping back on the bus for a 2 hour bus journey to see the Vietnam/china border. Now we are sitting in a little cafe eating dinner waiting for our train. ...

I Love Border Crossings, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

I Love Border Crossings

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... tough going at times because of the language barrier, it’s all a bit of the unknown which I am glad I experienced.  Vietnam is very friendly, everyone wants to help you with anything if they can and get annoyed when they can’t, I’m ...

Boder crossing Lao Cai to Hekko - Kunming  China, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Boder crossing Lao Cai to Hekko - Kunming China

A travel blog entry by benwhit

Yer ...

I am an Olympian..., Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

I am an Olympian...

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... Sa Pa, I’d heard that the views on the way up through the valley were stunning and after arriving across the border from China into Lao Cai, I was only around 40 km away.  The Lonely Planet (LP) made it sound magical (I would love to be able to ...

All I want for Christmas..., Heaven's Gate, Vietnam travel blog

All I want for Christmas...

A travel blog entry by new_lands

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... my own, although I have started my quest to Oz I have decided to dedicate cycling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam (approx. 1,800 km) starting December 2012 to help raise money and awareness for this cause and I hope you will help me. The ...

Viaje a Dien Bien Phu, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Viaje a Dien Bien Phu

A travel blog entry by leoivanier

... al noroeste de Vietnam. No me convencía el cruce fronterizo, pero era mucho más corto el viaje. Después de caminar por Lao Cai bastante, me crucé con unos mochileros y les pregunté si conocían el cruce de Dien Bien Phú. ...

Sa Pa Trekking and Homestay by Judith, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa Trekking and Homestay by Judith

A travel blog entry by weemcd

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... linen, individual reading lights, complementary water and wet wipes. A world away from our other experiences of Vietnamese trains. Arriving in Lao Cai the next morning, we were transferred by minibus to a hotel in Sa Pa. Following breakfast and a shower, ...

Un insecte dans notre plat, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Un insecte dans notre plat

A travel blog entry by bordeleau

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Aujourd'hui, je suis allé dîner au restaurant avec ma mère: c'était beau et bon. Mais on a trouvé un vers dans notre plat! On a arrêté de manger et on est parti du restaurant très excités. Raphaël XXX ...

Sapa: un beau train de vie!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa: un beau train de vie!

A travel blog entry by bordeleau

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... . Nous avons vu une belle chute et un beau point de vue sur la montagne Fansipan, la plus haute (3100 mètres) du Vietnam. Pendant ce temps, Raphaël et maman faisaient une marche dans un autre village. Et ce soir, nous retournons à Hanoi ...

Sapa part 2, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa part 2

A travel blog entry by lau384

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Waking up after a great nights sleep. Much needed!!... And everyone felt right as rain, so we then weren't convinced that it was rice wine we were drinking !?? Who's knows.... However my legs - different story. Never been in so much pain going down some ...

Trekking in Sapa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in Sapa

A travel blog entry by mbseb

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After a rough night, we arrived at the train station in Lao Cai early in the morning, exhausted. We had a bus that drove us to Sapa, a long and winding way up into the mountains. We were dropped off at the Sapa Summit hotel where we all could take a ...

Sapa Part 1, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Part 1

A travel blog entry by lau384

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What an easy day I've had today !!! Not done much apart from walk, no sorry trek.. 10k's!! . yes that's right.... 10K, in immerse heat and not your average trek, but a mountain trek. How my brain missed this information on the itinerary I don't ...

Mountains, Markets and Ethnic Minorities, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Mountains, Markets and Ethnic Minorities

A travel blog entry by smerbs

... ! The main reason for anyone coming to Sa Pa is to hike and visit/meet some of the 54 ethnic minorities living in Vietnam.  We did a 2 day guided trek, visiting Mong, H'mong, Red Dzao and Dzay ethnic minority villages, crossing streams, walking the ...

Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by dzasta

... . You gotta love the dodgy cops. He has offered me a sleeper seat fro 450000. I took it cos I was thinking I might get stuck in Lao Cai. As soo as I payed him he let me put my bag in his office to look aftre it before the train. He did heaps of business ...

Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by patersn

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Arriving in Lao Cai in the morning, we were transferred to Sapa by private bus. Once there we ate breakfast before commencing our walk around Sapa and visited the town’s market. This is where you can indulge in some local goods, such as dyed ...

Caught in the Moment, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Caught in the Moment

A travel blog entry by kim.orlesky

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... a kerosene burner. There was one light bulb per room, all CFL. It made me really think if this is how 90 million people in Vietnam could live, what do I really work so hard in my career for? They all seemed happy. Had more than enough to survive and ...

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