Sao Mai Hotel

Bac Ha District, Lao Cai, Vietnam | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Lao Cai


A travel blog entry by travelswithoupa on Oct 18, 2006

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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 …


A travel blog entry by travelswithoupa on Oct 17, 2006

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We were going to Bac Ha today and were told the bus is at 5 o'clock, so leaving early some very sleepy and surprised hotel staff told us No! No! 5 pm, so back to bed for some more welcome sleep. We left mid morning for Lao Cai reaching the restaurant where we were to connect the next bus at 10 am. The bus didn't arrive, wait till 11 am then 12 noon …

Scooting through the paddies

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave


... took a bridge across the river and found that they were still building the road into Coc Pai, meaning that much of it was sand, gravel or waterlogged mud. But we slipped and slewed our way into town to find a hotel. The karaoke across the hall got progressively louder as the evening wore on,and a few drunken guys tried to enter the room on their way out, but mercifully it ended before midnight and we were able to get some ...

Flat out- to Sapa

A travel blog entry by richard.wolters


... During the night drive I noticed that some of the roads were covered with an inch of mud / slush and that it was getting colder outside. I am glad that I decided not to ride especially when I arrived in Sapa were ice was visible on the side of the road and a steady drizzle made me feel like getting out of there as quick as possible , the cold hit me right through to the bone. I had met another traveler going in the same direction which provided ...

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    Reviewed by travelswithoupa

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    Reviewed Oct 17, 2006
    by (3 reviews) Mandurah , Australia Flag of Australia

    I would stay here again, magnificent views, nice staff and not expensive

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