Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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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 ...

Sa Pa, tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sa Pa

A travel blog entry by misterkennyg

SaPa Black Hmong village Hâu Thào 2 nights in Mama sungs home stay. Local cooked food, bamboo pipe, happy water. Mama soong cooked for us, organised cheap fruit from the markets, bought us cheap beer from the supermarket and had excellent ...

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 ...

Trek près de Bac Ha, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Trek près de Bac Ha

A travel blog entry by isaventure

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... Ha, je devais récupérer mon gros sac, petite angoisse, mais ça a bien marché. Je devais ensuite changer à Lao Cai pour Sapa. Les bus se sont croisses, mon chauffeur à fait signé à l'autre bus, ils se sont ...

What's that? Rice.  What's that? Rice., Sa-pa, Vietnam travel blog

What's that? Rice. What's that? Rice.

A travel blog entry by richnbridge

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... the walks through the mountains to hill tribe villages and up on motorbikes to the Tram Ton Pass - the highest road in Vietnam, where the weather systems of Vietnam's hottest place meets with the coldest (that being Sapa).Interesting vibe due to the ...

I can see China, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

I can see China

A travel blog entry by kateschronicles

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... you would not stop here at all. After breakfast, feeling slightly better we did the "busman's tour" before heading off on a hair raising 38 kms trip up the mountainside to our destination for the next few days, Sapa. Lao Cai - Been there, Done that...!!! ...

Sapa Adventure Days 5-8, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Adventure Days 5-8

A travel blog entry by ryankatealex

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We took horrible bus ride back to Hanoi from Ha Long bay, then an overnight train to Sapa. We arrived in Sapa in the morning and taxied to our hotel. Hotel was very nice. Went for a day trek through one of the villages. It was very hot and everyone got ...

Lion of Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lion of Sapa

A travel blog entry by ecoodysseys

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... , enjoyed more of the town, not too busy and no one hassling tourists. Our hotel had a Lion Dog, well a dog trimmed and dyed to look like one. No roar and no bite. In the evening, boarded the overnight train at Lao Cai for the journey downhill to ...

Wonderful SaPa in 2 days., Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Wonderful SaPa in 2 days.

A travel blog entry by jeffandwen-40

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Arrived by overnight train in Lao Cai at around 6.00am and were met by our guide Huy and a driver. The drive uphill to Sa Pa was just a small taste of what we were to enjoy. Sa Pa is the former French hill retreat at around 1500m elevation. The area is ...

Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by minhha

day 5 une petite gare... de montagne... toujours ce memem sentiment a la montagne, les choses sont plus colorees, plus espacees et plus pures.... on arrive tot et on prend un bon bol de Pho pour le petit dej! la vie commence. un minibus nous emene ...

Crossing into China!, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Crossing into China!

A travel blog entry by sebandkim2011

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... no one seemed to speak any English. We walked the streets trying to find a bureau de change but ended up having to swap Vietnam Dong with a dodgy looking guy on a street corner, we have since found out this is normal procedure for changing money in ...

Sapa Villages Trek, tp. Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa Villages Trek

A travel blog entry by saadakhter

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Nice to trek through the villages and view the ...

Thousand Happy Souls in Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Thousand Happy Souls in Sapa

A travel blog entry by wilsonheng

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... met Chu's little toddler brother, so he got a sugarcane treat from me.   Back to hotel for early dinner and left for Lao Cai which took 1 hour. The drive down Sapa was windy but the views of rice paddies etching into the valleys of ...

Het verre noorden, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Het verre noorden

A travel blog entry by wijnaaienum

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... een nacht met weinig slaap door de kou en de bumpy ride. Gelukkig komen we om 5 uur 's ochtends heel aan op het station van Lao Cai waar we een minibusje nemen die ons naar Sa Pa brengt. We komen een dik uur later aan en zijn helemaal gebroken. Snel een ...

Northern Vietnam: The Misty Mountains Part Two, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Northern Vietnam: The Misty Mountains Part Two

A travel blog entry by sammyroonimpy

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... Nonetheless, it was still a brilliant day out and a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of Vietnam's cities. At 5pm, we were  returned to Lao Cai to take the night bus to Hanoi. The northern Vietnamese mountains are without doubt one of the ...

Can Cau Markets, tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Can Cau Markets

A travel blog entry by robnraystravels

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The blog won't allow me to put a pin on the map for Bac Ha or Can Cau so have had to settle for Lao Cai, which is right on the Chinese border. Bac Ha is slightly SE of there & Can Cau is a bit further out the road towards the border. Had an ...

Trektocht door de rijstvelden en bergen van Sa P, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Trektocht door de rijstvelden en bergen van Sa P

A travel blog entry by wijnaaienum

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Met onze gids en 3 andere stellen (Israelisch, Canadees, Australisch) lopen we het dorp uit. Gisteravond was het nog heel erg mistig en zag je niks van de bergen. Nu is het wat bewolkt en komt de zon er regelmatig tussendoor. De eerste paar kilometer ...

Jeep to Sapa and back, Day 5, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Jeep to Sapa and back, Day 5

A travel blog entry by maxint

In the morning I wished we'd be able to go all the way to Hanoi, after all it's possible - the buses do that. But then, when we hit the road I understand that it's not going to be fun - the road still sucks big time, probably the most of the traffic to ...

Long Jỏurney, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Long Jỏurney

A travel blog entry by lemmingsabroad

Hi evểyone in sa pa safe but poor intểrnet access. Lots f roadwork along the way. Great photos, cold and foggy here. Will pst more in 2 ...

Lao Cai -> Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai -> Sapa

A travel blog entry by travelove

Koniec lenistwa. Czas ruszyc tylek i pochodzic troche po gorach. Podobno wejscie na Fansipan zajmuje kilka dni, ale nie sprawdzilismy tego dokladniej. Jesli to prawda, to nie mamy na to czasu. Fundujemu sobie za to maly spacer po wietnamskiej dzungli ...

New Friends - Minority Villages - Rice Fields, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

New Friends - Minority Villages - Rice Fields

A travel blog entry by mnasf

... ; There were lots of water buffalo on the road as well.  It was a very enjoyable drive down the mountain. When we got to Lao Cai, the driver got our luggage off the car and left and Sonny stayed with us at a little Caf near the train ...

Sleeper Train To Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sleeper Train To Sapa

A travel blog entry by louis.lim3

This will be the last entry for the next 2-3 days as we will be hiking up the Sapa Mountains. Hope all you in SLC are keepin it ...

Sapa to Lao Cai to Train, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Sapa to Lao Cai to Train

A travel blog entry by mystiquetravels

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... school is reinforced by the problems obviously rampant in the area.   There are government plans are to build a university in Lao Cai to encourage the youth to further their education, but this is well into the future. The only place for further ...

To Bac Ha, tp. Lào Cai, Vietnam travel blog

To Bac Ha

A travel blog entry by robnraystravels

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Had an early start today, again, this is becoming a habit. Our train left for Pho Lu at 6.10am so had to leave the hotel at 5.15am. We had arranged with the hotel the night before for someone to come to the train station with us to make sure we got on ...

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