Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Coming Back to Sapa


I went to Sapa last weekend with some of my ex-colleagues who I used to work with five years ago when I first arrived in Hanoi. This is the fourth time I've been here and it always feels like the first time. Sapa is such a beautiful mountain town with beautiful scenery and the friendly people impressed me so much.


We went on Friday the 13th and my friends said this was not a good day but I'm not superstitious. We bought tickets ourselves and we made a big mistake as we ended up with six hard beds in a fan-only compartment and it was really hot, at 37 degrees. Oh my god! But it wasn't really bad when the train started moving and it was actually pretty cool early in the morning. We also couldn't book the hotel because most hotels I know were full, probably because it was the weekend!

Sapa - Minority seller

We arrived in Lao Cai at 5 am and took a mini bus with 10 other people up to Sapa. It cost 25,000Vnd and took 30 minutes to reach Sapa on a cool rainy morning which we didn't expect. Nice and different from the weather in Hanoi. After half an hour walking around looking for a room, we found a guest house which was clean with a good view and it cost 180,000Vnd per night.

Tobe continued


junebee said...

I love to read about your adventures.

Anonymous said...

Wow--it looks much more developed. I have been since 1998.

Sanja Cilic said...

you should make few more photos of women out there.they look so beatiful and their close colourfull..

celal said...


Van Cong Tu said...

Thanks guys. I will take more photos next time
Have a great weekend!

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