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Sapa, Vietnam: Day 3

by Heidi

On our third day in Sapa we decided to stick close to town, since we had to catch the train back to Hanoi that evening.  We got a slower start to the day and walked up Dragon Mountain, right up the path in front of our hotel, Thai Binh.  The entrance fee was about 25,000 […]

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Sapa, Vietnam: Day 2

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On our second day in Sapa we signed up for a tour through one of the many tour agencies for a “full day” trek to two villages.  It was $10 per person, including guide, entrance fees, lunch, and transportation back to our hotel after the trek.  We were a bit disappointed that our tour guide […]

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Sapa, Vietnam: Day 1

by Heidi

Sapa, in the northern mountainous area of Vietnam is recommended for wonderful trekking (hiking) and for visiting tribal villages.  The pictures in my mind as we headed to Sapa were of hiking along mountain ridges with beautiful views of the valleys below and a National Geographic-type portrait of a tribal woman in traditional clothes, with […]

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Train ride from Hanoi to Sapa

by Heidi

There are  4 different classes of tickets you can purchase to get to Sapa from Hanoi: 1.    Hard Sleeper  (very hard, we’ve heard that it can be just a board that you lie on) – $18 2.    Soft Sleeper – softer bed but not much difference – $25 3.    Business Class Sleeper – nicer compartment […]

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