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> My first time trekking in Vietnam, Some said Sapa was great for trekking but too touristy. I did it more
post Sep 28 2009, 10:30 PM
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My plan for the trip in Vietnam is mainly relaxing with days on the beach. Then my girl friend and I decide to have a bit of off road trekking. Hoa Binh is the place I choose because it seems less touristy.
I book the trip with small local company Indochina Travel Land, located some where in the centre of the busy Hanoi. At first, I am a bit wonder about the quality of the services because their price is so cheap: 120 USD for the 4 days trip. But no, it was an excellent choice…
I did the 4 days trips trekking in Mai Chau. It is not a hard trek. My girl friend can do that quite well. Especially, the people are so nice, friendly and so much different from the touristy one in Sapa. We have a guide go with us and a local who prepare the meal for us. They are lovely and so much helpful.
The trekking road is very peaceful and the view is very nice. Some parts is challenging (may be because I am not very fit). I stay in the home stay of the Thai and H’mong. They are quite good. We spend a very interesting chat with the owner of the house.
I usually do the classic tour and this off track trekking give me the very different emotion. I love it.

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post Sep 29 2009, 09:52 AM
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Glad you had a good time, did you write a blog about it yet?

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post Dec 23 2009, 09:47 PM
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I have heard that Mai Chau is near a national reserve in Thanh Hoa. The nature mus be very amazing. I think it is not an easy trek but both of you did it well, that was great.

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