Hello Sapa

/ Tuesday /
Hmong tribe

Just the beginning of our trek

Rice paddys

In case you forgot what Sapa looked like

These kids aren't scared of the buffalos one bir

Great colours

Food for THREE

As night falls
These are a few photos from my SLR from my trip to Sapa with Laura from See Hear Say. It seems so long ago now! I have to stress, if you're ever travelling to Vietnam, you have to take a trip to Sapa as well as Ha Long Bay. I say this because it's quite a bit of effort to get there (an overnight train there and back) and many people opt out- don't! It's well worth it and absolutely breath-taking.

On a side note, the over night train we took had two bunk beds and when we got to our very small 'room' there was a young couple spooning on the bottom bunk. SPOONING. It was AWKWARD. Really AWKWARD. Whatmore they ended up putting another TWO people in our room during the night- that makes 6 people in a very tiny space that was already pushing it for 4. Obviously don't let this put you off.

Once you get to Sapa and start on your trek it's a little (lot) confronting having groups of women follow you around (like in the photos above) because it feels like they're there just to get money off you. Which they are- but they actually help you walk along and through the mountains- and trust me, by the end of it, you want to give them all your money.

Sapa will make you feel adventurous and really really awesome I swear.

3 comments:

{ See Hear Say } on: September 20, 2011 at 9:41 PM said...

sigh, feels like a long time ago now. you have MANY MORE awesome photos than just these ones. UPLOAD.

{ danica } on: September 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM said...

great photos! i love your little anecdote about the couple spooning - the oddest moments are always my favourite ones when travelling.

{ jodeska } on: September 22, 2011 at 7:38 PM said...

@laura where are YOUR awesome photos?!

@danica thanks! we later told the same story to a girl we shared a carriage with on the way back and she had a similar story only it was her FRIEND who was macking to random

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