Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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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 P, 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 ???, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Am I going... or staying ???

A travel blog entry by carolleturcotte

... 'e. fa que j'mange une bouche... en esprant qu'il va se pointer avec le small ticket sinon m'a passer une nuit Lo Cai... R'marque que c'est pas sur mon trajet, alors me ferait une exprience de plus... Comme 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 ...

S er det tid til at pakke bagagen, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

S 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 nr vi engang finder noget internet (forhbentligt i Laos), og s skal i nok f en spndende 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 ...

The  Black HMong and Red Dzao people, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

The Black HMong and Red Dzao people

A travel blog entry by celiaz

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... such a beautiful tight knit culture. It was certainly an experience to step into their different life. We left late in the afternoon for Lao Cai, where our train will take us to Hanoi. Our guide first took us to a very good Vietnamese dinner in front of ...

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 ...

Sapa Market and Travel to Bac Ha - Day 44, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Market and Travel to Bac Ha - Day 44

A travel blog entry by mikeandcarin

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... one-hour drive down the valleys outside of Sapa to Lao Cai with great views of the terraced hillsides and forested peaks. Arriving in Lao Cai, we were dropped at a location about a half-mile from the bus station. We guessed that it was because the buddy ...

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 ...

Day 10 Sapa Tuesday, Sa Pa, Vietnam travel blog

Day 10 Sapa Tuesday

A travel blog entry by nodrogcaw

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... who was lovely & we think completely embarrassed by the guide, and told him that we wanted to go straight back to Sapa via Lao Cai - no diversions - idiot guide wanted us to go trekking down the river bed to God knows where. We then headed back to Lao ...

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 ...

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