Rice terraces, minorities and a horse penis June 27th 2011 Now, finally I made it! Sapa, Sapa, Sapa, its since my first visit to Vietnam 1 year ago that this name echoes in my brain and more I was thinking about it, more people seemed to be speaking about the wonderful trips they have had in the rough northwest of the country.
I have to confess that besides the annoying redundance of the name in my ears I have not been particularly eager to visit Sapa, ... 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
Transcending my facticities:
Born in the middle of nowhere, surviving in Macau, made tourism my PhD and way of life. Yes, a PhD in tourism actually exists! Firm believer that existence precedes essence.
Appreciate good gluten-free food (recently diagnosed with coeliac disease), a good book, a bad horror movie and a healthy dose of slam metal (not necessarily in this order). Dislike ignorance, salsa music, communism and cucumber (this order is flexible too).
"In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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