Travel Blogs from Sapa, Vietnam

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life with the H'Mong hill tribes, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

life with the H'Mong hill tribes

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... night, the mornings are cool and a bit misty, really nice for walking. Something that has surprised us since being in Vietnam is the availability of free fast internet connections, compared with New Zealand and Australia where I have paid for almost every ...

The Rice Wine Diaries, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

The Rice Wine Diaries

A travel blog entry by brookeandnick

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... to take the third night train in four nights back to Hanoi.   All in all, the trip to Sapa was well worth it. It is a part of Vietnam that looks very different to the traditional coastline stops, and escaping the haze of Hanoi and getting some ...

Mar 10, 2012, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Mar 10, 2012

A travel blog entry by yearofdan

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Another Village, another trek, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Another Village, another trek

A travel blog entry by laurihart

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Our hotel recommended an 18 yr old girl from a Black Hmong village to trek with us through Lau Chai (you have to be accompanied). She was willing to answer any question. Most girls in the villages marry between 16 & 18. She wants to wait a couple ...

Our final days in Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Our final days in Sapa

A travel blog entry by izzy.and.nat

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... UK soon and it is her birthday coming up. Vietnam has lots of The North Face stuff for sale as it is made in Vietnam, but particularly Sapa is flooded with the stuff due to Fanxipan mountain and the cold weather up there. She trekked about for a couple of ...

Sapa - wietnamskie

Sapa - wietnamskie "Zakopane"

A travel blog entry by camer

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Dotarlismy do Lao Cai ok 7mej rano, wsiedlismy do busa za 30tys dong (standardowa cena) do Sapy i godzine pozniej bylismy juz zakwaterowani w Queen Hotel za 5$. Miasteczko jest odpowiednikiem naszego Zakopanego, gdzie w zasadzie nie ma co robic tylko ...

Trekking and mopeds, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking and mopeds

A travel blog entry by richard.zito

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Sapa's a picturesque chilled out place compared to Hanoi.. Far fewer mopeds in the small town, surrounded by rice paddies and mountains. The first day started well as I managed to walk straight into a sign (insert stereotypical remark about Asian height ...

The Beauty of Sa Pa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

The Beauty of Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by joelandsonia

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... how far you might fall. But we made it in and out without incident and caught a motorbike back to Sa pa. If you're in Vietnam, Sa pa's definitely a place you want to try and visit.  It is a good idea to check the weather before you commit.  You ...

Trekking in the mud!!!, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in the mud!!!

A travel blog entry by hilaryramsey

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... of the trek short due to the muddy conditions & headed back up the hill to the road where a mini bus drove us back to Sapa.  Now that was a scary 30 minute ride on this narrow windy road. The driver didn’t go fast but drove soooo close to ...

Sometimes you just have to laugh, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sometimes you just have to laugh

A travel blog entry by meganfisher

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... so thouroughly by a tiny woman sitting on top of me! Interesting experience, not sure if that is normal, but when in Vietnam.... Basically, I would have really liked this place if it wasn't for the people. I feel horrible even thinking that, but I have ...

I’ve Got The Power(cuts), Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

I’ve Got The Power(cuts)

A travel blog entry by matfloyd

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What was that sound? It was a kind of whooshing, gurgling, rushing sound. At first I thought it was Dan's bowels preparing to surprise him yet again, but no, it was rain, torrential, biblical rain! It woke both of us up and we both said the same thing at ...

Day 66: The beautiful mountain town of Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Day 66: The beautiful mountain town of Sapa

A travel blog entry by saundh

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... . She stood out so much thanks to her amazing traditional clothing and vivid green tartan like hat. It was almost like northern Vietnam meets the Scottish highlands. She was looking to get an early sale on some of her tribal craftwork. She was really nice ...

Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by sjekkie

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Good morning Vietnam... We gaan vandaag stoer doen. Om 9.30 worden we opgehaald door een H'mong gids die met ons op trekking de bergen in gaat. De gids is een H'mong meisje , ze heet Lilly en is 17 jaar. Gelukkig hebben we gisteren op de markt twee ...

Trekking in the mist, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in the mist

A travel blog entry by globetrippin

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... a village, where we sampled moonshine straight from the still and inspected broom making and tapioca crunching technologies. That night back in Sapa, again, I ate ribs. On our last day, Hung offered to have his brother take us trekking for free, but ...

Walking with the Hill Tribes, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Walking with the Hill Tribes

A travel blog entry by samsonite32

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... memories of the places we visit but this little girl in particular will always be the first thing I think about when I remember Sapa. As we spent the morning walking down into the valley it was no surprise that the afternoon was spent walking all the way ...

Goodbye Vietnam..., Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Goodbye Vietnam...

A travel blog entry by claudele

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Hallo Leute! Unser Aufenthalt in Vietnam neigt sich langsam den Ende zu... Am Mittwoch brachen wir also zum Fansipan auf. Der Fansipan (3143m) ist der hoechste Berg Vietnams und ganz Suedostasiens. Wir haben mit Dascha und Steve zusammen einen Fuehrer ...

Trekking through the rice paddies, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking through the rice paddies

A travel blog entry by danaandtomer

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... recommendations to go to Sapa, so we decided to check it out. We booked with "Ethnic Travel", which advertises an authentic experience. Sapa is located 9 hours north of Hanoi, not far from the Chinese border. We boarded on to the 8 pm night train with ...

Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by steve.brine

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... it was simply a shuttle service from Sapa to Bac Ha to Sapa but I should know by now that everythings a package tour in Vietnam. After being scared off Bac Ha by people saying its really touristy - I actually really enjoyed it. I shunned the suggested ...

Vietnam, Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam, Sapa

A travel blog entry by estamosdeviaje

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... ganando popularidad como punto turístico. Es que de las 54 etnias minoritarias que residen en Vietnam, 6 se pueden encontrar en los alrededores de Sapa y cada hotel o restaurante ofrece caminatas para visitar estas tribus. Nosotros hicimos una de 4 ...

A (Rope) Bridge Too Far!, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

A (Rope) Bridge Too Far!

A travel blog entry by matfloyd

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Ouch, my head, yet again! Why do I keep doing this to myself when I haven't had much water to help me out with the dehydration? I lay on my mattress on the floor, looking up at the gaping holes in my mosquito net, thinking, 'I wonder if the rat made ...

Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by parashakti

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Sapa est un petit village dans la montagne tout au nord du Vietnam, a environ 2000m d'altitude(autant dire qu'il fait froid, 5 degres!), a la frontiere avec la Chine. Il est connu pour ses plateaux de rizieres en cascade et les H'mongs, des ethnies ...

Arrival in Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Arrival in Sapa

A travel blog entry by souter

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... waited for the shuttle to fill we chatted with a couple from Melbourne and another couple from Adelaide.  The trip uphill to Sapa took about 45 minutes. In Sapa, at each hotel stop the shuttle bus was surrounded by the local hilltribe girls trying ...

Staying with the locals in the Mountains, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Staying with the locals in the Mountains

A travel blog entry by bharden

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... the moment. Only been riding around on the back of bikes trying to get visas for Mongolia and Russia. Found out my Vietnam visa had expired which caused more grief and talked to a Vietnamese policeman about his AK while waiting for the Mongolian embassy ...

See you in Nam!, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

See you in Nam!

A travel blog entry by rozalex

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... to clear a landslide and the 20minute stop to help the dump truck stuck in the mud. The time changes at the border, Vietnam is a 5 minute walk away that takes you an hour back in time....what do those physicists know!!! The border town in Vietnm in ...

Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by annejulien

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... une rando sur deux jours avec une nuit chez l'habitant dans un village Hmong, une minorites ethniques comme il y en a beaucoup on Nord du Vietnam. Rando sympa, bien que un peu facile par rapport a ce qu'on nous avait dit a l'agence de voyage de Hanoi ou ...

Sapa- Our Top Gear experience, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa- Our Top Gear experience

A travel blog entry by jenny2802

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... argue so I agreed to pay up. He was very apologetic afterwards and we left on good terms.  A large amount of people in Sapa still dressed traditionally and not just for the benefit of the tourists, we saw loads of people trudging to or from the ...

hill treks, motor bikes, shopping, noodle soup, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

hill treks, motor bikes, shopping, noodle soup

A travel blog entry by katiesue

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... noodle soup for breakfast. The market has an amazing chilli sauce which is a bit like salsa but all pureed. In loas and vietnam it is traditional that you flavour your own noodle soup with fish sauce, chilli, salt, sugar and their cooking sauce which I ...

You-just-got-to-keep-moving, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

You-just-got-to-keep-moving

A travel blog entry by gusandjess

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There were 8 people in our tour group in Sapa. One of them was John, a solo travelling sixty-seven-year-old from Perth who reminded me of my adventurous grandfather, not just because of his name but his nature and personality. We had met him back at Hanoi ...

Sapa town, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa town

A travel blog entry by mikeandjess

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... a fire in the hotel room and tried to soak up as much heat before going to bed.  I could only imagine how cold we would be the next night. My advice to anyone traveling through Vietnam... COME TO SAPA!  The town is just amazing.  ...

What fab weather., Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

What fab weather.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... deal of sleep and I was the only foreigner going hard-core!  From Loa Cai I then had to pay $3 for a minibus to Sapa.  Splashing out by paying for my own room with en-suite bathroom at the Nha Khach Giao Thong Backpackers Guesthouse in the ...

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