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Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go

Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P5)

>>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P3) >>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P4) 10. Beware, the dye on the crafts run You might notice how many older Hmong women have blue-stained hands.  It’s from the indigo dye they use in their fabric work.  Although the Hmong make beautifully-colored crafts; the dye in […]

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Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P4)

>>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P2) >>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P3) 7. Sapa Market can be intense A walk along D Phan Si Road, merges you with Sapa Market, a small fresh market for locals. It  isn’t any different from other local markets, selling produce, herbal remedies and meats. The […]

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Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go

Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P3)

>>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P1) >>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P2) 5. Hire a trekking guide If you haven’t guessed by reading my Vietnam posts, Sapa Valley is known for its hilltribes and trekking. The hilltribe minorities make up the majority of trekking guides in Sapa. Afterall, they’re showing […]

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Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go

Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P2)

>>Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P1) 3. A room for one can be spacious So the thing people say about being a solo traveler and having to deal with single supplement fees?..  I finally had to deal with it. All of $3 more.   On D Phan Si/Fansipan Road, I was put in the […]

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Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go

Things to Know about Sapa Before you Go (P1)

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. >>Weather in Sapa >>Sapa travel tips Sapa is a lovely hill station town in Northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. The region as also […]

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Weather in Sapa

Weather in Sapa

The billboard in Sapa states proudly of its weather: “Four seasons in one day.” Chilly winter in the early morning, spring time after sunrise, summer in afternoon and cold winter at night. >>Sapa trekking tours >>18 Things Must Know When Travelling To Sapa Weather in Sapa In winter (the 4 months between November and February), […]

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Sapa travel tips

Sapa travel tips

Bear in mind that some of the minorities do not wish to have photos taken of them – ask permission beforehand. To ask for permission, smile, lower your head down and raise your camera up to ask. If you take pictures of anyone, it’s considered polite to show them their pictures. Most won’t charge you […]

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What to buy in Sapa

What to buy in Sapa?

Sapa, the small tourist town of Vietnam’s northwest region, reminds us of a wildly beautiful area where travellers can gain great trekking experience while discovering the rich culture of ethnic minorities groups. The wet markets and souvenir shops here are also the perfect places for ones who are longing to buy local unique gifts. >>Sapa […]

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Getting around Sapa

Getting around Sapa

It’s easy enough to walk everywhere you want to go in Sapa, but it helps to know a few shortcuts. You may notice that, whatever it looks like on the map, you can’t get from the area near the church to Cau May by road without going completely around the stadium. If you’re on foot, […]

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Transport in Sapa

Transport in Sapa

>>Sapa 3 nights 2 days >>Useful Tips To Travel In Sapa Bus To/From Lao Cai From Lao Cai, minibuses to Sapa leave from the train station all daylight hours. The trip takes about an hour. You’ll be accosted by the touts as soon as you leave the train — but be sure to check the price […]

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