Vietnam - Sapa - Rice Terraces, Hill Tribes & Trekking


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June 1st 2013
Published: June 5th 2013
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Friday night was certainly not my best night for sleep. The overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa groaned, creaked and jolted it's way through the night, finally arriving in Lao Cai two hours late, at 7.30am. Lao Cai is the capital of Lao Cai Province and shares the border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. I had already paid for a private transfer to Sapa, about 32kl... Read Full Entry



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The Bac Ha Markets

More Flower H'mong women in their traditional dress.
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Bac Ha Markets

Four on a motor cycle. There's a baby strapped to the back of the woman in the silver helmet.
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Bac Ha Markets

Dolls for sale. And no, I didn't buy any. They were rather cute though...
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Bac Ha Markets

Lovely embroidered wall hangings and runners for sale. All hand made.
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Bac Ha Markets

Traditional clothing for sale.
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Ger, our guide for two days. This girl is like a mountain goat, so sure footed!
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One of the trinket sellers who accompanied us on the trek.
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Me on day one, still smiling.
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This boy was fishing in the river. Taken during the lunch stop on day one.
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This man is walking on the mud edge of the rice paddies. The one I had to walk was higher up the mountain with a bigger drop.
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Everyone works when it's harvesting or planting time.
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Everyone working again. A beast is killed and everyone feasts when the job is finished. Neighbour helps neighbour.
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The homestay.
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Rice paddies down the side of a mountain.



5th June 2013
Hello China!

China...
This is the bridge we walked across in January into China. Good memories...

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