Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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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 ...

Okol na motorce, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Okol na motorce

A travel blog entry by lukibali

Dnes se probouzme opět v celkem normlnm čase a jdeme na sndani. Dvme si polvku na mstn tržnici. Celkem se jim dnes povedla. Po sndani si půjčujeme motorku u ns v hotelu. Původn cenu se nm nakonec ...

Luned 22 Novembre 2010, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Luned 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’ 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 ...

Jul 17, 2013, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Jul 17, 2013

A travel blog entry by tobiasgade

Vi ankom ved hotellet omkring kl 10 og diskret hurtigt vores værelser.. Et hurtigt og meget tiltrængt bad(30 timer siden sidste bad) og et par timer på øjet og så var vi næsten rigtige mennesker igen.. Vi fandt en hyggelig ...

Western SaPa, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Western SaPa

A travel blog entry by jameskanga

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Sa Pa is a town in the middle of nowhere with the strangest things, for example a lake with Swan boats......Really!?....I think they should at least make it classy (Duck boats). There is also a taste from heaven here, no not noodles, not rice, not ...

Day 29-31: Sapa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Day 29-31: Sapa

A travel blog entry by nathanasi

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Negotiating Hanoi Railway Station to get the overnight train to Sapa was an interesting experience. You arrive at the station with your train voucher and have to dodge numerous "helpful" people who try to take your voucher to get the tickets and sell ...

The Home Straight, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

The Home Straight

A travel blog entry by rachnits

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My journey back to Ha Noi from Bac Ha was to be my last big overland transit ordeal. And it proved to be up there with the best (read: worst) of them. For a start, my late night transfer from the restaurant to the bus terminal turned out to be my ...

Ode to Jarrod & Wendy is 3 from 3, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Ode to Jarrod & Wendy is 3 from 3

A travel blog entry by lony77

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... Marley music in the Rasta bar sipping not one but two cocktails.  It is so surreal sitting in a mountain village in Vietnam indulging in handmade cocktails ($2.50!!!) listening to Reggae.  We can't wipes the smiles off our faces.  I ...

27th and 28th Sapa, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

27th and 28th Sapa

A travel blog entry by smadge

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Thursday 27th November Those trains journey do not get any better. I actually enjoy the start of the journey: lying back listening to the night and the train clicking along and often listening to my iPod book, but in the morning you have no feeling of ...

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 ...

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