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 …
... not to mix dorms. The girls got under one net while the boys the other. Julia introduced us to Megan and Steve her imaginary friends and invented the MSG spot, and the conversation got weird. Short of our destination by some way our three day trip was fast becoming five. Emma had been missing her parents this week and looking forward to Skyping them for Father's Day. Which left us with a leaving dilemma. Day 3 (Fri) I woke at four ready for our long drive back to Sapa and once ...
... on. RUDE
So we decided from there all he could do was go back to the hotel and see the guy who worked there and organised our bike hire and ask how to get fuel to my bike. Well.... just imagine that this Vietnamese fella sounds EXACTLY like Mathesar (Thermian alien) from the movie Galexy Quest and trying to explain the situation to him :-/. I think Liam was about to give up. But luckily the second guy working at the hotel knew what ...
... train journey was long forgotten upon arrival in beautiful Sapa; with the misty early morning making it look as though we were visiting a cloud, which dispersed into glorious blue skies during the day, allowing us to enjoy the spectacular surrounding landscape (none of the photos do it justice!). The main attraction in Sapa is trekking to the numerous minority villages located in the surrounding mountains. Again, we used the recommendations Tim and Fliss had provided and arranged ...
... wait our transport arrived in the shape of a 'sleeper bus' bound for Hanoi! We were told it would drop us off at the train station but in fact it stopped in the middle of Lao Cai and after several attempts to get directions we found two young girls who spoke English and pointed us in the right direction. We arrived at the station just in time to pick up the tickets and board the train. This time it was just two hours late arriving back in Hanoi!!
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service