Sapa – Trekking & Homestay

In the beginning of May me and my friends Eva and Maria spent a weekend in the north of Vietnam in the area well known as Sapa.

This short trip showed me a completely different part of Vietnam in comparisson to the big city I am living in. Beign able to enjoy the fresh air and the relaxing athmosphere of the mountains, the rice fields, rivers and waterfalls was an incredible experience for me, eventhough I spent only two days there.

Enjoy!

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The best option to get to Sapa from Hanoi is to either take the night bus or the night train.

 

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On the first day of we trekked approx. 15km from the center of Sapa town to our homestay.

 

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The unforgetable view from our homestay – Ta Van village.
The local people there belong to the ethnic minority called Giay.

 

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A relaxed afternoon at a river Ta Van

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2nd day of trekking to the Silver Waterfall – Enjoying the view from the very top

 

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Lunch break at the bottom of the Silver Waterfall, which at this point turns into a huge river with a very strong stream in the afternoon.

 

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Maria and me enjoying the cold and fresh water coming from the mountains.
Thanks to Eva for the great picture šŸ˜‰

 

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The traditional armbands in Sapa

 

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Eva, Maria and me šŸ™‚

 

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Maria and me on top of the highest rock in the river

 

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When the heat makes you tired… Our cuddly mate having a lunch nap

 

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A look into our dorm – everyone had a huge mattress, pillows and a colorful moskito net. The nights in Sapa can get quite cool, that’s why there are also some warm blankets available – just in case.

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Traditional dishes from Sapa including tofu with tomato sauce and onions (one of my favourites), chicken and pork with vegetables.
The main “nutrition supplier” is rice, since this is the most affordable product.

 

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At this point I want to thank our host family from the village Ta Van one more time.
You made us feel like home!

 

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