Sapa: A lush, green heaven! August 30th 2008 On Friday night Larry and I boarded a rickety old train and spent the rest of the night (10 hours) being bumped and rocked around our 4-person "deluxe sleeper" on dirty mattresses which may have been nice 15 years ago. It was the beginning of our Sapa experience!
We arrived at Lao Cai Station (on the Chinese-Vietnamese border) at 6:10am and boarded our 1-hour shuttle bus to Sapa. The ride was ... 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
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it solely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." -Mark Twain
Hey everyone! I have started this journal in order to keep you informed of my adventures in Japan, as well as my travels throughout Asia.
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