Travel Blogs from Sapa, Vietnam

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Trekking in Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Trekking in Sapa

A travel blog entry by sashadasha

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   Sapa is a small town in Northern Vietnam, located in Lao Cao province.  What's great about this location is it is up in the mountains, far away from the major cities.  Many travelers head to Sapa when they want to immerse ...

Cat Cat Village, Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Cat Cat Village, Sapa

A travel blog entry by odells

... it does demonstrate how these people live but I think in the next few years tourism will overtake.  As an example in Sapa town you are inundated with the Hmong girls selling you everything - swearing they make it or their fathers make it.  ...

Getting Guilted and Ripped off by Locals, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Getting Guilted and Ripped off by Locals

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

It's happened in many places.  My most shameful is paying $4 for a pomegranate in Sri Lanka. Yes, that's right, for ONE pomegranate.  We'd just arrived, I was sleep deprived, and didn't have a good sense of the conversion rate yet. I know ...

Sapa Adventure Day 2, Sapa - Ban Ho, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Adventure Day 2

A travel blog entry by mrdiko

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The Bike Ride I got an early start this morning to maximize my Nam exposure. I took the bike again, but this time I went much further. The dude who rented me the bike talked me out of taking the helmet. I don't need it he says - who am I to argue? ...

Sapa, Vietnam, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa, Vietnam

A travel blog entry by whereugoing

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Sapa is a little town on the mountain range of Vietnam.This little town is full of locals and tourists, young and old. Most women are wearing the hill tribe outfits, tribes such as Yao, Black Thai and H'mong. When we first arrived in Sapa we were swarmed ...

Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa

A travel blog entry by carlowfamily

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... any difference.  The people around here believe they have the right to hace what we have without working for it.  They think we should give them whatever they want and be happy to do it.  It's so not what I thought Vietnam would be ...

Tapa Tapa Tapa - Sapa Sapa Sapa, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Tapa Tapa Tapa - Sapa Sapa Sapa

A travel blog entry by michael-kelly

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... to WiFi...it's everywhere! Who knew? So we should be decent with the updates here on out...in theory. Right! So on to Sapa! We took the overnight train from Hanoi, which was pretty decent. We had a four person berth, so were slightly nervous about ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sapa Treking, Sapa, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Treking

A travel blog entry by atimetowander

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Spent a few days hiking around the villages of Sapa.  The area is gorgeous and it was nice to be up on our feet moving again. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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