The Climb Climb to Cat Cat June 24th 2009 So far, Sa Pa is blowing Hanoi out of the water.
For starters, the scenery is drop-dead-pick-your-jaw-back-up-off-the-ground gorgeous.
But mainly, it's the fact that the people here are so much more friendly than anywhere else I've been so far.
As I was wandering through the Sa Pa market today, gazing at tantalizing but (for me) forbidden piles of greens, herbs, and vegetab ... 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
My name is Becky, and I'm a travelin' Texan who has been living in Europe for the past seven years working for the US Air Force. I've spent a lot of time in Africa & the Middle East (sorry, that was a long time ago, so no blogs), recently traveled to Southeast Asia, and have a ton more trips planned in the future.
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