Sapa birding, part two May 13th 2017 After a couple of day's rest at the hotel, on Wednesday morning I wasn't feeling too bad at all. And surprisingly the weather had held, remaining clear and fogless ever since Saturday. I decided to go out to the Tram Ton Pass area, which is one of the bird spots of Sapa.
About 14km northwest-ish of town is the Love Waterfall, the car-park for which is also the start of the trail up to the top of ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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
I live in New Zealand. I started this blog when going on a 2006 trip through southeast Asia for three months to see the wildlife. Since then I've been on more trips through NZ, Fiji, New Caledonia, Australia and back to Asia a few times looking for animals. Anyone who is not interested in animals and who thinks nature is a waste of space shouldn't be reading this blog. Go back to your bars and your temples and your massage parlours; the kind of birds I'm contemplating would not excite you. ... full info