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Vietnam Sapa Valley

Monday, 14 January 2013

I never thought that learning the beam would come in handy in a wet paddy field. But my childhood gymnastics classes paid off while crossing a rice terrace in the Sapa Valley in Vietnam. The ledge was less than a foot wide, with knee-deep water pooled either side. The beautiful Muong Hoa valley The most

Sapa Northern Vietnam

Sunday, 02 September 2012

I’ve been a bit lax getting these images sorted, but, got a chance to go through them this weekend. To take up from the last post, after an amazing few days in Halong bay, we headed by train to a town called Sapa , in the mountains north of Hanoi. Its pretty close to the

Good Morning Sapa

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

We woke up a few minutes before reaching Sapa and rushed to the toilets. My silly thinking says it is better using the train toilet than the public toilet at the train station. Arriving in Sapa at dawn at 5 a.m. was quite something… Good morning Sapa, Vietnam In sleepiness I asked myself; where was

From Hanoi to Sapa

Saturday, 12 May 2012

When we got back from Halong Bay, we ended up taking a train that evening from Hanoi to Sapa, Vietnam. And after taking an organized tour of Halong Bay for a couple days, we decided to blaze our own path when we got to Sapa though we noticed when we got there that a lot

Jacob Sapa story

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Lao Cai province of northern Vietnam borders the Chinese border and is home to a number of different ethnic minorities that have lived in the area for centuries. I came to Vietnam with very few expectations as our time was relatively short and our tickets were bought over six months ago. Lao Cai province, Sapa,

Muong Hum Market Portraits

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Most people spend their Sunday morning relaxing, maybe sleeping in. Not while in Sapa ! On this particular Sunday morning I found myself being thrown about the interior of a Ford Transit, as it attempted to transit me over a mountain one would think a Transit ought not. The previous day I had immersed myself,

Sapa mountain ride

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

After the very scripted tour the previous day, the mountains landscape surrounding me drove the urge to go a little bit wild. In an unrestrained fit I hired a 100cc scooter from the hotel, purchased a chocolate croissant for the ride and saddled up my beast for a lose yourself tour of the mountain country.

Minority Walk in Sapa

Saturday, 14 April 2012

It was 9.30 in the morning, I was walking down the main street of Sapa on my way (with a collection of other white people) to Lao Chai; a village of one of the ethnic minorities that resides around Sapa town, when I was greeted with an eager ‘hello, where you from?‘. My mental image

Happy roads in Sapa

Friday, 13 April 2012

We arrived by sleeping bus in the early morning at a hostel in Sapa. There our exciting hiking tour started. First walked to a local village over the main roads. We were accompanied by a lot of locals, wearing very nice, colorful dresses. We really enjoyed their company, they were very interested in us. I

A highlight of my recent time in Vietnam was a little side trip I took to Sapa, in the northwest region of the country. Sapa is known as an area that is home to many of Vietnam’s ethnic tribes – especially the Hmong and the Red Dzao. Yia taught me a lot in the 3

Children in Sapa

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

I have loved reading your blog and congratulations on the amazing work you have achieved for the community in Sapa. I really enjoyed my time in Sapa, it was a picturesque place to stay for a few days, although I did feel sorry for the H’Mong tribe as I felt that they were there only

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