Sapa Eden Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sapa
We arrived back in Hanoi from our Halong Bay tour, repacked our bags and ate dinner before heading to the train station for our overnight train to Lao Cai. Hanoi felt like returning to an old friend which goes to show how quickly humans can develop a sense of familiarity. We were all excited to be on an overnight sleeper with its lovely bunks and …
Thanks to the amazing staff at the Hanoi Old Centre Hotel who managed to change our train tickets from Local hard class sleep to soft tourist class sleeper we arrived in Sapa after best train journey yet. The bus journey to Sapa was up a winding path around the side of a mountain with stunning stepped rice paddies cut into the sides of the mountain …
... else she thought she could find to brush against. Even if this had been the best looking Brazilian ladies volleyball player (number 6 FYI lads) and was able to communicate in anything but grunts I would have been equally as scared. Even more so when, perhaps realising that her charm was not working on me, she dropped her kecks, squatted and urinated on a plank of wood only a yard or so from us and in clear view of everyone.
We continued ...
... traditional Vietnamese hats and we watched people carve the local Sapa soft stone. We also saw lots of pigs, dogs, water buffalo and ducks running around. The local children were now following us and asking us to buy things and our new friends from earlier were now following us too. They just wouldn't leave us alone and it was starting to get too much, so I pinky promised mine that I would buy something later. We went down into the village, and somehow Maren and I got lost as ...
So I'm really quite bored of Hanoi. The two days prior to going to Sapa I spent mostly in my hotel room watching films on my laptop. Requiem for a Dream is possibly the most depressing thing I’ve ever seen.
My first day in Sapa is probably my favourite of the trip so far. I started the day off really annoyed as the train was 3 hours late meaning we missed the morning activity and as is becoming the way the tour organisation was an absolute shambles from start ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet