Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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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 ...

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. ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by taylorferris

... ever seen, I can almost understand why Soo Soo had only been to Hanoi once and Mama Chu has never been. We hiked down through Lao Chai and Ta Van which was packed with tourists and almost took away from the experience. It was insane to me that two ...

Uphill or downhill?, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Uphill or downhill?

A travel blog entry by shelleydarcy

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So, today started with a 'mildly' delayed train, arriving at Lao Cai at 9:30am when we were scheduled to arrive at five thirty... All was well though because the train was fantastic, saw some Vietnamese countryside in the morning and slept fantastically ...

Hinein ins Getümmel, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Hinein ins Getümmel

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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... -ausgesprochen wohlschmeckend. Nach einem weiteren Bummel durch die Gassen und einem Bier brachen wir dann zum Bahnhof auf. Unser Nachtzug nach Lao Cai ging um 20:35. Der Zug hat Liegewagen für Touristen mit jeweils 4 Liegen pro Abteil, zwar mit ...

Stunning mountain town, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Stunning mountain town

A travel blog entry by selina_and_mo

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  Sapa is a mountain town in the north west highlands of Vietnam. Minority hill tribe people surround the town and use it as a base for not only doing business with each other but for trying to get business out of the many tourists. Their ...

Dutch Carriage, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Dutch Carriage

A travel blog entry by stefandrach

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Day 49 – Feb 22nd Dutch Carriage An uneventful day today, which is another way of me saying that after writing 10 or so days of blog to catch up I've run out of steam for today.  Though not a lot happened so here’s a  brief ...

Short wait in Lao Cai..., Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Short wait in Lao Cai...

A travel blog entry by royandclaudia

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Arrived at five thirty AM...went to a restaurant for breakfast and a shower if you wanted. We had a three hour wait for our tour bus to pick us up. So we walked to the market. Mostly food...veggies, fruit, eggs, chickens. A lot of the shops weren't open ...

Diiging the third grave, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

Diiging the third grave

A travel blog entry by mylynguyen

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One Day in Vietnam, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

One Day in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by shinzack16

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 Day 1   I traveled to Vietnam by riding Korean Air, and landed in Hanoi in the morning. I rode a train from Hanoi to Lao Cai because my hotel is in that province. First, I went to Sapa by riding a mini bus, and stayed there for a while because ...

Orient Express....well, not exactly...., Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Orient Express....well, not exactly....

A travel blog entry by averyusa

Took the overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, arrived at 5am, then short bus trip to ...

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