Sapa November 27th 2009 Sapa
Of the mountain areas of Vietnam, Sapa is probably the most popular. Originally, a French Hill Station developed in 1922, coined the “Tonkinese Alps,” Sapa is surrounded by the Hoang Lien Mountains. One such mountain is Fansipan, which is almost as tall as Pikes Peak in Colorado USA. It is a popular three day trek which means it is one of those goals of mine I just have to sc ... 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
This is my 12 visit to Vietnam
My current mission in Vietnam is going to the home villages of all my neices and nephews that have helped me in Vietnam
In 2005 I biked from Hanoi to Saigon. Probably the greatest trip I ever experienced.
I look forward to returning to Vietnam and enjoying the people and land of Vietnam.
I will be staying with my former Rotary Exchange Student Trang and her husband Huan and daughter Sarah.
I keep a bike at Trang's house and will be biking around Saigon on short trips.
The cover photo is me biking the Red River Islands near Hanoi.... full info