Sao Mai Hotel
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I would stay here again, magnificent views, nice staff and not expensive
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The town dogs barked most of the night spoiling our sleep, I had to shut our windows and put the fan on to drown out the yapping. I hired another motorbike for the day and we went off into the mountains to see the Ethnic tribes of this area. Once again we located some family groups and Nora was again in her element handing out the clothes, one …
... to some kids, we set off on what turned out to be the wrong road. Backtracking to the centre, we rejoined the DT177 and carried on towards Coc Pai. The road gradually deteriorated, becoming sandy or heavily broken and potholed by landslides and the passage of heavy traffic. With Dave feeling pretty worn from the ride, we stopped for a rest on the roadside and enjoyed the view down into the boulder-strewn valley ...
Arrived at Hotel Eden in Sapa after a very disrupted sleep on the train. Beds comfortable but train rocking and stuffy with frequent stopping, felt like at one point we added a rail car. Had breakfast at the hotel with misty views of mountains and rice paddies. Met our guide Pan dressed in traditional Black Hmong costume - the black coming from the color of their skin from the dye used for their clothes. She spoke very good english self taught by speaking to tourists but ...