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Sapa...up in the hills...and the clouds...

April 8th 2015
Should we trust the weather forecast in Vietnam...maybe not! After Halong, we waited few hours with a good meal in Hanoi before boarding our night train to Lao Cai. The weather forecast was pretty clear for the coming days in Sapa...it was going to rain...a lot! To reach Sapa, you take a tourist night train to Lao Cai, than jump on a mini-bus for 40km...up...up to the 1600 meters of altitu ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa

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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11th April 2015

Rainy days and green terraces
Gorgeous terraces, thanks to the drizzle! I've seen photos of these same terraces, but dull brown in the comfy dry season. For me, the spring green photos are worth it. Congtats on your shoe holding out to the end!
12th April 2015

Hi Tara!
I'm cheating a little on some of my pictures, as one of my camera has a cool "vivid colors" options....makes the world way greener! Spring is the wet season in the North, so we were very blessed to have one beautiful day! And beautiful it was, indeed!
13th April 2015

Sapa
Beautiful

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