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... us and we didn’t even bother haggling even though we knew we were paying about 3 to 4 times more than what we could buy elsewhere. When you chat with them about their lives etc., you can’t help feel for their situation and we treated it more as a donation for their company and assistance during the hike, Daisy says she could not have done it without them. The problem was that after buying from them some women from the next ...
... are so friendly and most them speak fairly good English and are great conversationalist. Every woman gets married usually from an arranged marriage.
We visited the home of what is considered a rich person's home, in their world. They had a huge kitchen on dirt with 2 different oven, that means a whole in the dirt with bamboo sticks constantly burning and 3 stones to support the pots, one stove is for people food, the other for animals. They had ...
... got back to Sapa we had a street food lunch, which was pretty delicious. The girl cooked it in front of us, so we knew it was probably ok, it had funny long life sausage and home made pate, along with cucumber and coriander and chilli sauce. not bad at all.
And then we tried out my knees and feet and went off down the hill for three kms. Held together not too bad, but wilted and bought myself a ...
... for the whole time whilst wearing traditional clothing! A few times when I was a bit wobbly on my feet a Hmong girl who was only 12 kept grabbing hold of my hand for support- she was ridiculously strong!
During the trek we walked through two villages, including Cat Cat Village. Along the way we saw water buffalo bathing in a mud pit and normal village life.
Whilst I may have struggled with ...
... no interest in buying anything. My strategy of completely ignoring people trying to get me to buy their products/get in their tuk tuks in India, and to a slightly lesser extent in other parts of Thailand and Vietnam, didn't quite seem as appropriate here considering I had partially come to learn about the lives of these same women. I just really hate being bombarded, and it's hard for me to not close up against someone when they're demanding things from me. It turns out this is the way ...
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