Jan 17-20: Sapa, the gateway to Northwestern Tribal Vietnam January 20th 2012 Jan 17th
The train arrived in Lao Cai at about 5:30am. Still groggy we shuffled out of the train station and had a person waiting for us to drive us to Sapa.
Shortly after we were driving to Sapa. I slept most of the way. When I woke up it was light out at we were driving through Sapa, a high-altitude hill-side town. It was very foggy so you could't see much of anything. We got to the Pum ... 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