Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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Sep 22, 2012, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sep 22, 2012

A travel blog entry by jamella

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Das war der Gipfel!, Sin Chai, Vietnam travel blog

Das war der Gipfel!

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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Die Nacht hat es unheimlich stark geregnet. Auf dem Blechdach war das Plattern nur noch als ein lautes Rauschen zu hören. Der Schlaf war dementsprechend unruhig. Gegen Morgen beruhigte sich das Wetter. Die anderen beiden Gruppen brachen bereits um ...

Wie man Muskelkater auch bekämpfen kann, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Wie man Muskelkater auch bekämpfen kann

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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... Rand der Schmerzgrenze. Zum Abschluß massierte sie meinen Rücken in dem sie auf ihm herumlief. Um 17:00 ging es dann mit dem Auto nach Lao Cai. Nach einem Abendessen machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Nachtzug, mit dem es um 19:30 nach Hanoi ...

City in the Clouds, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

City in the Clouds

A travel blog entry by stacemike

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... bit he was telling the truth about was that we were indeed going on a train, but nothing else! We arrived at the train station in Lao Cai at around 5am and it was absolutely pissing it down with rain, we hadn't seen a drop of rain for about a month so it ...

Before 6am and bloody cold, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Before 6am and bloody cold

A travel blog entry by kzc

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Arrived in Lao Cai at around 5:30 and got the bus to Sapa for ...

Advance Rachelia Fair, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Advance Rachelia Fair

A travel blog entry by stefandrach

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Day 51 – Feb 24rd Advance Rachelia Fair We all had a nice, lazy start to the morning, lying under our furry blankets listening to the cockerel's cockrelling or whatever they do, and the baby laughing. The sun was well and truly up and had started ...

Day 16 Sapa, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Day 16 Sapa

A travel blog entry by strawney61

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... out when you don't have the right clothing. The fog is so thick. Our driver picks us up at 5.30 pm for the hour long drive to Lao Cai to catch or train which leaves at 7.30pm hope the wine helps me to sleep as we arrive at 4:30am and do not fly out until ...

King of the Mountains Part 2, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

King of the Mountains Part 2

A travel blog entry by charliehurst

It took two days for my legs to recover after i went up Mount Fan Si Pan. But the locals had been telling me about the mountain that Sa Pa was built on the side of; Mount Ham Rong. The locals referred to it as a mountain, but it looked so small from the ...

Digging the first and second grave, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam travel blog

Digging the first and second grave

A travel blog entry by mylynguyen

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The black Hmongh and the Red Dao, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

The black Hmongh and the Red Dao

A travel blog entry by c_josbeck

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We spent the night on the train from Hanoi to Lao Cai and arrived early in the morning (5.00). We had a quick coffee at "Le Bordeaux" in Lao Cai before we got on the bus to Sapa. The road was very winding and we climbed almost 1000 m before entering into ...

Real life - another trekking experience!, Tả Phn, Vietnam travel blog

Real life - another trekking experience!

A travel blog entry by samskinner

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Having said that I had made my peace with the jungle in Thailand and didn't feel the need to go through the pain and the sweat of another trek - the stunning scenery around Sapa and the very touristy feel of the town means to find real life you have to ...

July 7th, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

July 7th

A travel blog entry by markyt

... all you can see in the distance is valleys, hills and mount Faspian in the distance, (at over 300m the tallest mountain in Vietnam). Once again in absolute awe at our surroundings. Spent the day walking around town (it dosn't take long) and marched up ...

Overnight journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight journey from Hanoi to Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by lukenjess

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... train station to begin our journey to Sapa in the Northern Highlands. Our train departed at 8:35pm and we were to arrive at Lao Cai Train Station the following morning at 5am. We paid quite a bit for the private sleeper but had an extremely uncomfortable ...

hamrong mountain and silver foutain, Lao cai, Vietnam travel blog

hamrong mountain and silver foutain

A travel blog entry by jimmycuong1

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so ...

Sapa, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by pilco

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... !! Heaven (here goes the flashpacking alter ego again!).   Speaking of flash packers, I know that Ella went backpacking in Vietnam during one university summer break and I asked Rich and Liz Dubois where she had been and what she had particularly ...

Hanoi and Sapa, Vietnam. Feat Emily Morin, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi and Sapa, Vietnam. Feat Emily Morin

A travel blog entry by derekjhandley

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... less money. Considering the horrible luck we've had with public transport (more to come on this) we decided to fly directly to Vietnam's 1000 year old Capitol, Hanoi. That being said- it meant we only had two concrete stops on Vietnam and were pretty wide ...

Two Hmongs don’t make a right ... to sell yo, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Two Hmongs don’t make a right ... to sell yo

A travel blog entry by stefandrach

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Day 50 – Feb 23rd Two Hmongs don't make a right ... to sell you stuff There was a knock at the door followed by an unintelligible call and this process continued on down the carriage. This could mean only one thing, we had arrived in Lo Chai and ...

Vietnam, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam

A travel blog entry by thema

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... in kannen en kruiken was. Om 19.00 uur konden we opgelucht de grens passeren. Weer een ervaring rijker. Vandaag een zware etappe van Lao CAI naar Bac Ha. Het laatste stuk is zeer steil en het was warm. Halverwege hebben we besloten een busje aan te houden ...

Steiler Aufstieg durch den Regenwald, Fansipan, Vietnam travel blog

Steiler Aufstieg durch den Regenwald

A travel blog entry by nature-explorer

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Morgens um 9:00 wurden wir mit dem Auto vom Hotel abgeholt. Der Wagen war genauso groß wie die letzten Tage, aber jetzt mussten noch zwei Träger und die Trekkingausrüstung (Zelte, Matrazen, Verpflegung incl. zwei Lagen Eiern und einem ...

Sa Pa - there and back, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa - there and back

A travel blog entry by mengstrom

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... vi s efter att ha tvingats vernatta mitt i ingenstans efter att kylan och natten kommit ikapp oss fortsatte vr resa fram till Lao Cai, en liten hla vid kinesiska grnsen. Uppspelta ver att vara vid grnsen och st utanfr grnskontoret ...

And More Sa Pa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

And More Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by dbrinkmeyer

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... Mimi, is 31 and has three children. We were joined by her sister-in-law who is 16 and pregnant with her first child. (Vietnam has worked hard to introduce family planning to its citizens and to convince them that two is the right number of children to ...

Sapa, Lao cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by tomee1

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All aboard the night train!!, Vietnam lao cai, Vietnam travel blog

All aboard the night train!!

A travel blog entry by monstermunch

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... back to Hanoi but it was no rest for the wicked, just a quick shower and food and got a cab to get the night train straight Lao Cai for our trip to Sapa at 8 o'clock at night !! We were both shattered & so were praying the trekking would be easier ...

Beautiful rice terraces and very cool weather!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful rice terraces and very cool weather!

A travel blog entry by alisonoudman

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... it was. There were also a lot of water buffalo frolicking around in the fields and rice paddies. The closer we got to Lao Cai the more beautiful it got. There were endless terraces of rice paddies. Some had already been harvested while others looked ...

YOU BUY FROM ME!, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

YOU BUY FROM ME!

A travel blog entry by nielsogliv

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... med ham - da vi ikke forstod ham gav han op og vi gik alle fire i seng. 8 times bumlende togtur senere ankom vi til Lao Cai, som er stationsbyen i nord, vi var ikke engang kommet af toget, fr en hel flok taxachauffrer kom farende og spurgte hvor vi ...

Gambling in Vietnam?, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Gambling in Vietnam?

A travel blog entry by tjs_treks

So we are heading back to Hanoi, just in reverse order. We are sitting in an "internet" cafe in the city of Lao Cai which is right on the Chinese-Vietnam border. We have a couple of hours to kill and there is really not much to do. It is just a train ...

Jeep to Sapa and back, Day 4, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Jeep to Sapa and back, Day 4

A travel blog entry by maxint

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... in Alps. The place is extremely touristic - the streets are full with the tribal women who speak the best English I've heard in Vietnam, they are also very fluent in selling things to you :) We stay at Pinocchio hotel. The rooms are on 4th floor, but ...

Nočn vlak zpět do Hanoje, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Nočn vlak zpět do Hanoje

A travel blog entry by lukibali

... 'v minivan. Cestou nabrme dalš lidi. Když už se do minivanu nevejde vůbec nic, vyržme směr Lao Cai. Cesta nudn až na zvracen pan sedc za mnou, kter četn zatčky v mstnch horch ...

Jour 5 : Hanoi --> Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Jour 5 : Hanoi --> Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by val71

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... 'e, nous prenons la voiture pour rejoindre Hano vers 18h30 l'htel de Parfum d'Automne. Pas de temps perdre, notre train pour Lao Cai est 21h10, vite, une bonne douche, un dner copieux et convivial. Il est dj 20h, notre taxi est ...

Entered Paradise - Sapa, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Entered Paradise - Sapa

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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Woke up at 5 am to use the loo and the train arrived at Lao Cai station at 530am. Getting out, many touts were trying to get us on their tours. Once outside, found our tour guide, herded into a minibus like cattle, and was off to Sapa up mountain. We also ...

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