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... with them. They all wore rubber boots as well and seemed to have better traction than all of us.
However, despite the difficulties we were both glad to have made the effort because we were rewarded with those classic scenes of Sapa, despite the foggy conditions. On both days we got under the mist as we descended. When we finally made it down to the Y Linh Ho village, we of course felt obligated to buy some items off the four ladies ...
... kick it around in a circle - making sure it doesn't hit the ground. Intrigued, Mandeep and I bought one and started playing in the square. Instantly so many people just came in and joined in - it was a complete cultural immersion. The locals were so good at it and we were the contrary but it was loads of fun interacting with people who spoke no English at all. Before we knew it, it was 10pm already - so we went home and slept because we needed to get up early for our ...
Like Halong Bay, Sapa is known for being incredibly touristy, and it's hard to find information online about how to find a tour agency that successfully avoids the tourist traps. Part of the problem is that I think that many travelers don't mind touristy places, and many agencies get 4 or 5 stars on TripAdvisor even though the reviews mention that on the "treks" locals will follow you for miles, begging you to buy their goods. My food tour guide in Hanoi highly recommended I get in ...
... of us was how well the women of Sapa spoke English, and the fact that we hadn't seen any of the Sapa men yet. The women said we wouldn't see the men until we made it to the villages since they are too lazy to learn to speak English- so they don't do the tours. There were 9 in our group and we had 9 Sapa women following us to make sure we didn't fall of the side of the mountains. It had rained the day before so the trek was very muddy and slippery. I average a fall about ...
... my calves nearly gave out !!! and then only undulating . Of course we had to avoid roosters buffalo dirty big holes and ruts AND motor bikes and scooters that those in the villages who were better off had . No TV or washing machines on the other hand not much in the way of cleaning either, All the wee kids were so happy munching on cucumber or something else equally healthy and filthy as pigs in muck .over and out for now ...
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