We are back this morning in Hanoi from Sapa on the night train -- shared the cabin with two Hungarians this time. Couldn't speak much English, seemed nice. As the weather was very foggy in Sapa, we really couldn't see too much of the view so I am posting some more photos of tribes people because they are what made Sapa so special for us.
I always wanted to travel and spent a few years backpacking around Europe and Asia working on the way but then for many years, apart from family holidays in Europe, I didn't really do any travelling -- now the time has come to hit the road again -- not quite -- money not as plentiful as would have liked but still ... once or twice a year, barring world wars, ecological disasters and the end of the world as we know it, I will be adding to this travel blog with at least my annual holiday, and from time to time, something a little more ambitious. ... full info