Sapa – Hey There, Fansipan! August 28th 2013 We traveled to Sapa to summit the highest peak in both Indochina and Vietnam, called Fansipan. Located in northwest Vietnam, the mountain climbs 3143m/10,312ft along a steep and moderately strenuous path to a prominence of over 1600m/5300ft, denoting it an ultra prominent peak. Heading to the top, most tourists will likely begin in Sapa.
We arrived in Sapa from Hanoi in the early morning t ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest 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
Hi. My wife and I have decided to take a break from the middle-class grind and have ourselves a little 6-month adventure traveling Asia. The goal is Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. ... full info