Sapa, Final Frontiers of Vietnam October 3rd 2007 Hello Hello! Well Patrick and I are in great spirits as we returned yesterday morning (at 4 am!) from a 3 day trek in the province of Sapa. Sapa is province (as well as a town) in Northwest Vietnam, and contains many ethnic minorities/hill tribes. The town itself is situated on top of one of the many mountains in the area, and overlooks a landscape of terraced rice paddies, rivers, and more mounta ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
Hello friends and family :) Well Patrick and I are finally here in Vietnam, where we have started our SE Asia adventure tour. In the next 3 1/2 months we will be travelling to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and flying home from Singapore.
We will be writing travel accounts here, but would welcome and appreciate personal e-mails from all of you as well.
Cheers! Ashlee and Patrick... full info