Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Sapa Trekking, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Trekking

A travel blog entry by wandering_nomad

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... talked into the wee hours of the morning. This was probably one of the best train rides I've ever been on. The train arrived in Lao Cai, the jump off point for Trekkers heading to the hills. From there we hopped a bus to Sapa. While waiting for the bus ...

Jour 6 : Lao Cai --> Sa Pá, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Jour 6 : Lao Cai --> Sa Pá

A travel blog entry by val71

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... avec de nombreuses boutiques, ses petits marchés et marchands ambulants. C'est l'une des villes les plus froides du Vietnam. Les femmes Monghs (population représentant une minorité ethnique) arpentent le village et essaient de vendre aux touristes des ...

Mist shmist Im over it already What can I tell you, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Mist shmist Im over it already What can I tell you

A travel blog entry by jasnkaz

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... a few shots with my face as we whisked her out into the street and took off for her village Tha Phin between Sapa and Lao Cai. The New Year celebrations are ramping up and out in the country all the locals grow peach trees that become a valuable commodity ...

Day 04 - A kaleidoscope of sound and colour., Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Day 04 - A kaleidoscope of sound and colour.

A travel blog entry by raska1

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Wandered up into the local market which we rode through on the way into Sapa or Sa Pa. Everything was for sale, from machetes and swords, fabrics, clothes and jewellery to dried condiments and medicines. The produce and conditions was also much cleaner ...

Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by mie

Our final stop in Vietnam ... we'll try to make our way to China today. Can only say that we really have seen Vietnam from bottom to top. Kunming is our first goal in China - always exiting with a new country and especially this one where the nature is ...

Sapa, tp. Lŕo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by paulmaysey

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... to the pier, the ferry to Haiphong, the bus from Haiphong to Hanoi and then waited around for 6 hours or so for the night train to Lao Cai, then an hour bus from Lao Cai to Sapa! 9am until 8am the following day basically. Roy left us is Hanoi as he was ...

Eighth day, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Eighth day

A travel blog entry by andrewm1

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We awoke early and had a delicious breakfast around 9.00am. We've booked a motorbike for $5US. We changed some money and organised some laundry for 50,000d for a big bag. We jumped on the motorbike and after a spin around by myself to get my bearings, ...

Spectacular Sa Pa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Spectacular Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by helena.greg

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... I think about people being in the wrong seats but I just hid under my blanket and hoped no one would start shouting at me in Vietnamese. At Lao Cai, up in the mountains about 2 hours from Sa Pa I had a panic, the first of my trip, it was the middle of the ...

Nostalgic train ride, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Nostalgic train ride

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... lower than my feet. Passengers or staff at other cabins seemed to ignore the non-smoking sign (who am I kidding, this is Vietnam), so it was constant annoying smoke everywhere. The rumbling of the train was not that noisy but the screeching of the train ...

30 or 90-Day Visas for Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

30 or 90-Day Visas for Vietnam

A travel blog entry by uncleray

In Kunming, Yunnan, China, go to the Vietnamese consulate--they're open M-F and take lunch breaks--the consulate is on Beijing Road, a short walk from the south Train Station, on the corner of Yong An Road, in the "Hong Ta Office Building," through a ...

vesnička Cat Cat, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

vesnička Cat Cat

A travel blog entry by lukibali

Dnes jsme vyrazili trochu do okolí. Ráno, tedy spíš chvilku před polednem kdy jsme se vzbudili, jsou mraky dost nízko a výhledy moc nejsou. Jdeme tedy nejdříve na polévku, pak chvilku na pokoj a pak vyrážíme na procházku. Za ...

border crossing II, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

border crossing II

A travel blog entry by karissa

motobike to the border, lugged our stuff over a bridge into ...

Two Buses from Sapa, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Two Buses from Sapa

A travel blog entry by organisedchaos

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... ;landslides?). And did I mention that the journey takes two days by bus, and these places are in two different countries---Vietnam and Laos, respectively. Given the weather I was tempted to give it a miss and take the standard 24 hour bus ...

Trekking throygh sapa, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking throygh sapa

A travel blog entry by gscoombe

To end our trip in Vietnam we headed up to Sapa which is the north part of Vietnam right by the Chinese border.  Sapa was hands down ther most beautiful place we have vistited so far, its really impossible to describe just how amazing it is.  ...

Sapa - Trekking and Homestay, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa - Trekking and Homestay

A travel blog entry by adamwaugh

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... as it was rumoured to be freezing cold and there was a lot of walking involved. We got the overnight sleeper train to Loa Cai, a small town 1 hour from Sapa. Thankfully this time our cabin was a lot more comfortable than our last experience. We had power ...

Day 04 - Misty morning epiphany at Sa Pa, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Day 04 - Misty morning epiphany at Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by raska1

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An Epiphany    Misty morning outside. All I can hear are birds singing, and people chopping wood. Bad night again, pain from the ribs still a seven out of ten.  Head upstairs to the dining room and meet with the guys on the balcony ...

Am I going... or staying ???, Lŕo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Am I going... or staying ???

A travel blog entry by carolleturcotte

... 'e. Çŕ fa que j'mange une bouchée... en espérant qu'il va se pointer avec le small ticket sinon m'a passer une nuit ŕ Lŕo Cai... R'marque que c'est pas sur mon trajet, alors çŕ me ferait une expérience de plus... Comme ŕ Battambang il y a 2 ans ...

Last Day, Sa Pa Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Last Day

A travel blog entry by daner38

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I'm a little behind in my blogs. I've been writing them on the lap top, but there isn't wireless here. I will upload when I'm back in KC. We are in Sa pa now. Up on the top of a mountain. It's very beautiful, but I've not had the energy nor the strength ...

Overnight Train, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight Train

A travel blog entry by kellyandbrendan

We hopped aboard our train and took off for Sapa at 9 PM. We were in a 4 person sleeper with another couple that would be joining us on our tour. They're named Magda & Dominic, from Poland. We got to know each other, bonding over whiskey & travel ...

It gets worse!, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

It gets worse!

A travel blog entry by rocketrick

... get rid of my Chinese currency. How wrong I was. This was the first & last time I get ripped off. True when I got into Vietnam there was a motor bike taxi waiting for me & within 5 minutes another turned up with my train ticket.Off I went to the ...

Sĺ er det tid til at pakke bagagen, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Sĺ er det tid til at pakke bagagen

A travel blog entry by nielsogliv

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... de lever alle af turisterne og ikke som det nomadefolk, de oprindeligt er. Vi skriver igen nĺr vi engang finder noget internet (forhĺbentligt i Laos), og sĺ skal i nok fĺ en spćndende historie om rejsen mellem Vietnam og Laos. Hilsen Niels og ...

Donna's Blog, Sa Pá, Vietnam travel blog

Donna's Blog

A travel blog entry by djgoes

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Devon is out trekking and I am at our hotel since I did not have enough energy to do the trek so I thought I should blog at least a little. Here are my thoughts on SE Asia taxi drivers, first of all do not trust them. The only trustworthy taxi driver ...

Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by andrew_sands

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In the mountains, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

In the mountains

A travel blog entry by maverick64

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4.11.2010 Night train to Lao Cai a la frontiere chinoise, arrivee a 0430, pas de guide, il arrivera a 0500 puis en bus pour Sapa. Sapa c'est un peu le zermatt des vietnamiens, altitude 1770m, enfin du frais ! 5/6/7.11.2010 Lao Cai hills tribes and rice ...

Overnight train to Lao Cai / Cat lao, Cat Lao, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight train to Lao Cai / Cat lao

A travel blog entry by russellgibson

Cat Lao The overnight train arrived at 0600 and we were taken one hour up a winding and hilly road to Sapa. The road was two lanes, which was mostly utilized as 2.5-3 lanes. Motorcycles use the edges of the road, whilst trucks and vans beep their horns ...

Foggy and Tribes, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Foggy and Tribes

A travel blog entry by evilmoon13

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Arriving at 6.30 AM at Lao cai station. Lao Cai city located at northeastern of Vietnam just 3 Km with Chinese Border (Yunnan Province). Its bordered by a river and you can see your Chinese counterparts at the other end. The ...

Sapa., Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa.

A travel blog entry by xavlander

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Only if there was another to ...

Okolí na motorce, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Okolí na motorce

A travel blog entry by lukibali

Dnes se probouzíme opět v celkem normálním čase a jdeme na snídani. Dáváme si polévku na místní tržnici. Celkem se jim dnes povedla. Po snídani si půjčujeme motorku u nás v hotelu. Původní cenu se nám nakonec ...

Lunedě 22 Novembre 2010, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lunedě 22 Novembre 2010

A travel blog entry by kenobi61

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... con la Cina, a fare foto e vedere il via vai. Dopo di che facciamo due passi per la cittadina, e ci rendiamo conto che a Lao Cai non c’č proprio niente. Verso le 10:00 andiamo ad informarci per prendere un bus per Bac Ha, una cittadina di montagna ...

Air..........Con? Then first class hospitality., tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Air..........Con? Then first class hospitality.

A travel blog entry by pinklady27

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... was going to be a beautiful sunny day! The temperature increased as the altitude decreased and as we walked the platform at Lao Cai station our progress could be plotted by following the trail of sweat drops evaporating in our wake. Passing carriage ...

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