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Day 35: Sapa's Dirty Little Secret 11

Weather was so-so at the start of the hike but deteriorated rapidly.
Day 35: Sapa's Dirty Little Secret

November 18th 2009
Here are two things that no travel agent, tour operator or, apparently, guidebook will tell you about Sapa: 1. You will get dirty. Especially if you go trekking (which is what everyone does in Sapa because there is no easy way to get from one village to another via car). If it is raining or muddy, expect to get very, very dirty. So bring appropriate clothing (best if they are clothes that you ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag 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
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