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18 Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go | Vietnam

18 Things to Know Before you Go to Sapa, Vietnam There will always be places that get under your skin. Places that you’ll remember and feel like some day you’d like to return. Sapa Valley is one of those places for me. Sapa is a lovely hill station town in Northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. The region as also known as “the Tonkinese Alps” and it’s culturally rich with different hilltribe minorities, lush…

August 1, 2014 60
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Unforgettable Sapa: Trekking & Hmong Hill Tribes (Sapa trekking tour: Day 2)

…very nice hotel accommodations and this was my second trek with an English-speaking guide. I also had enough free time for sightseeing Sapa town on my own. If you ask me, it was cheaper to take the tour! The trekking part of Sapa Valley starts a little ways outside of town. Like Cat Cat Village, you must pay an entrance fee at the booth and for that you need to have acquired a permit you got in town. No permit, no entrance. Sapa trekking tour…

September 6, 2010 10
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Hanoi, forgotten and the sleeper train to Sapa Valley

…e . For a $107 all-inclusive package (transportation, two sleeper trains, trekking guide, food, a night at a three-star hotel and a Sapa trekking homestay) I was ready to sing like Julie Andrews ! Aboard the sleeper train to Sapa Valley I met the group briefly and we were all shuffled into a van and sped off to Hanoi train station . 9PM: Sleeper Train from Hanoi to Sapa Touchdown at last and my tour was starting to take shape. The train was a…

September 2, 2010 8
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Trekking Tips & Sapa Homestay on the mud trail (Tavan Village: Day 3)

…afe. We had a bowl of ramen and at that point it was the best bowl of ramen I tasted! It was time to say Goodbye to my group, Hmong guides and my wonderful three-day trek. Between mud and sweat, I needed a bath! Returning to Sapa and Hanoi When I got back to Sapa, Emotion Hotel let us use the employees’ rooms to shower in. If the staff didn’t mind, then I didn’t mind. Finally clean, I ran into town for some quick shopping and…

September 8, 2010 7
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Vietnam Travel Survival Guide

…n Village From Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam Accommodations: CatCat Hotel 042 Cat cat rd- Phan xi pang St Sapa town Tel: +84-0203 81 387/0203 502 681 Email: [email protected] * Directions for a Self-guided Sapa tour: To Sapa (Travel time: 10.5hr) Ha Noi-Lao Cai tourist trains: Ha Noi Train Station B (behind 120 Le Duan Street). Times: 8P/9:10/9:50/ 10:05P, arrive 4-6A, $18 AC Softsleeper Overnight train from to Sapa Trains to…

June 10, 2010 3
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Things to Know before you Go to Cappadoccia |The Ultimate Travel Guide Cappadocia

…es that are much further away and that you definitely need a car for! Where to Stay in Cappadocia I stayed in Goreme, a small and safe main town of Cappadocia. It’s a preferred town due to its walking proximity to Love Valley, Red Valley and the Open Air Museum. It’s a ten minute bus ride to Uchisar Castle located in Uchisar, another town tourists will stay at. Getting Around Cappadocia The cost of a car rental is the near the cost…

May 25, 2015 10
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Trekking a touristy Cat Cat Village | Sapa Trekking: Day 1

…eel steep if you’re not a fit person. And if you’re already having difficulty walking downhill, then maybe you should consider not taking a trek at all, but sticking to the roads in town. Trekking Cat Cat Village Sapa Sapa Valley in the distance For me and the Spanish couple also on the tour, we wanted to get off the paved trail. Being on it felt like a huge of a letdown. The village felt like a staged souvenir shops. Run by…

September 4, 2010 5
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Fear Factor Foods Vietnam: Sapa Market & Hilltribes

I love markets. And not far from my hotel, where D Phan Si Road turns into D Tue Tinh, you’ll find Sapa Market. Well, there are a few actually. Local Market The local market is one that residents of Sapa go to for tobacco, produce and meat. It’s a spectacle for unsuspecting tourists, as you’ll catch a glimpse of the delicacies that tempt the village palate. For vegans and vegetarians, you may not want to enter this post. It…

September 5, 2010 0
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World’s Worst Toilets: #2 Roadside Relief in Sapa (Vietnam)

While on my trek, we were offered a pee break, before we entered the gulf of the valley and into bush-squatting territory. Our guide Kuh, led us to this local roadside rest stop to relieve ourselves. There was a low-cost entry fee to use this bathroom- just 1,000 VDN inserted into the plastic tip jar on the side of the door. Totally worth it! I thought. I’ve used public restrooms which charged for usage before…But this one had a…

September 6, 2010 2
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