Travel Blogs from Lao Cai, Vietnam

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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 ...

Win- Win kind of a deal!!!, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

Win- Win kind of a deal!!!

A travel blog entry by s.lukaszewicz

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... big hugs and kisses....ehhh But also: Sapa -  An amazing place where you can challenge yourself and not only.... When I got to Lao Cai I didn't know what to expect... Again, I found myself  in a place which I had no clue about and the thought ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Another full day of travel, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Another full day of travel

A travel blog entry by dprlsf

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... train doesn't leave until 7.30 pm, and my taxi pickup is coming for me at 5.15 pm to take me to the train station in Lao Cai.  Since I have lots of time to kill, I decided to see what Sapa has to offer.  There are lots of really ...

The terraced rice fields - Sapa, Sa Pa District, Vietnam travel blog

The terraced rice fields - Sapa

A travel blog entry by belhorizon1

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The walk through the villages and the terraced rice fields is simply stunning. Our guide came to pick us up at the hotel and the hike started straight away (Sapa itself is not very big). We first made a stop at the local market to get fruits (and a ...

Overnight Train Journey, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight Train Journey

A travel blog entry by mystiquetravels

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... over breakfast together with who snores the most either in the cabin or the cabin next door. The arrival at Lao Cai situated on the Chinese - Vietnam border at approximately 5:30 am sees many a tired cold tourists, either pushing through the exit gates or ...

SaPa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

SaPa

A travel blog entry by benwest200

Very misty today so no views but still managed a good walk to some different villages. This time we went with a Belgian couple as well as our guide Son (pronounced Song). The hills we went through have cave systems and during the Chinese invasion of 1978 ...

SCAMMED AGAIN (TWICE IN ONE DAY), Bac Ha, Vietnam travel blog

SCAMMED AGAIN (TWICE IN ONE DAY)

A travel blog entry by travelswithoupa

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... Vietnamese tea or the local brew I drink, Nora is fit so it must be the beer. We're leaving Bac Ha today returning to Lao Cai to catch the overnight train back to Hanoi. Suffering with Diahorrea I booked a coach back to be more  comfortable in case ...

Train to Sapa, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Train to Sapa

A travel blog entry by mnasf

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We took the Livitran to Sapa. The train is not like the pictures, but the room was fine. The train ride was very rough and it was hard to sleep. The good thing was that the air conditioning worked well. When we arrived at the train station, our part of ...

Sa P, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Sa P

A travel blog entry by jg_domine

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... Jour 8 (02/03/2010) Journe trs calme. Matine chez l'habitant, ensuite djeuner Sa P, flanage et retour la gare de Lao Cai en dbut de soire pour un train de nuit (encore un!) pour revenir sur Hano pour notre dernire journe dans le ...

Chuẩn bị ln đường, Lo Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Chuẩn bị ln đường

A travel blog entry by trunglt

C 1 ngy đi lng vng Sapa ...

Sep 30, 2010, Sa P, Vietnam travel blog

Sep 30, 2010

A travel blog entry by uk2aus

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Lao Cai--on route to Sapa, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Lao Cai--on route to Sapa

A travel blog entry by tjs_treks

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... than sleeping on rough waters!) (of course Gravol helped Jennifer pass out immediately!) We woke up at Lao Cai at 6am. Lao Cai is actually right at the Vietnam-Chinese border. We were then shuttled onto a bus to take us up into the hills of Sapa (1 ...

Hanoi to Lao Cai, Lao Cai, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi to Lao Cai

A travel blog entry by mystiquetravels

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... we meet up with another couple from home currently travelling Vietnam under my contact, Alice Do’s, guidance. Tonight is our train trip Lao Cai, up on the Chinese border, so we move by bus to the railway station and board the ‘Orient ...

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