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Hoang Lien national park

Thursday, 07 February 2013

Statistics reveal that tourist arrivals shot up to Hoang Lien national park and there is a variety of tourism activities: from natural-based tourism like walking or climbing on mountains, landscape sightseeing, biology researching, or adventurous trips (Fansipan trekking, sports tours) to cultural tourism like village visiting, community-based activities etc. This message today just to remember

Will you buy from me ?

Monday, 17 September 2012

You buy from me (the shop) You are probably aware of Craftlink organisation in Hanoi, representing 63 artisan groups and helping sell local handicrafts from ethnic groups. Their products are not sold online and their website is not using internet to it’s full potential. Craftlink had partner with Oxfam Vietnam for the Sapa Fair trade

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

Sapa local guides business training

Thursday, 02 August 2012

Most of Sapa local guides have been trekking guides for many years, sometimes working independently either through daily contacts with tourists or from recommendation via previous tourists but mostly they work for the hotels and tour companies generally at a much reduced rate. After few months in Sapa, we have founded that people here have

Photos tours Sapa, Northern Vietnam

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Photos tours Sapa (maximise your camera) Our unique photos tours Sapa is a workshop designed to help you discover the best spots the countryside has to offer. Under the guidance of a local-based professional photographer, the tour also aims to improve your photography skills, in themiddle of the rice paddies scenery. Anyone with an interest

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

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

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