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... the black H'Mong tribe identifiable by their black clothing. The H'Mong like many other tribes in this area have their own language and distinctive clothing. We set off for the trek first visiting the market to buy fresh produce for our lunch and then started the walk through rice paddy fields which in the mountains are built in beautifully crafted steps and create stunning views. We encountered Red Dzao saleswomen, who are notoriously persistent, as soon as ...
... us outside Baguette and Chocolate. They wasn't hard selling, they just wanted to follow and chat so we built a relationship with them and then felt like we had to buy. They left us alone while we had breakfast and then we walked to a hotel so they followed us there and also waited outside for 2 hours! The lady that was following me was about 10 years older than me, had married at 16 and had 2 children. She was interested to hear about my life and also found it ...
... After getting off the train we caught a local bus to Bac Ha, which was another 2 hrs. The first half of the road was dirt & fairly slow going but once we started to climb the hills it was bitumen. Most of the local buses are Coaster size & carry not only people but produce & are delivery vehicles. It was actually an interesting trip, the scenery being ...
... before we started our trek through the mountains to the villages. We had mentally prepared ourselves for little sleep, little fuel and a long trek across mountains which we were told were an "easy," and "about 9km," trek.
We were fortunate that Sapa is a colder place and it very much reminded us of Darjeeling with its misty mountainous backdrop which made for beautiful scenery. I say we were fortunate because this trek would have been a ...
... spelking), extended an invite into her home for lunch. I got to meet her 2 children and 2 neighbor kids. Thin Thin made lunch with food she bought that morning at the market with some of the money I paid her for the trek. Food is cooked inside the bamboo hut (which has no windows) in a small ditch made into the hard dirt floor. The smoke and smell was so strong from the wood burning that I had to head outside. I was so nervous that one of the ...
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