Dien Bien Phu to Sapa March 30th 2008 Up early for a 6am bus - the town is just starting to come to life.
On our way to the Bus station we walk through the market to find all the stands full with fresh herbs - the smell of fresh Spring Onions, Basil, Corriander, Lemon Grass and Mint fills our senses as we walk.
Finally we are onboard the bus and on our way - not a second late for long trip to Sapa. Stopping for lunch in Lau Cha ... 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