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Nậm Châu

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  • Day6

    Bac Ha Markets

    August 26, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    John had another experience of trying to bargain with a group of ladies " you buy from me only 200VDN". We decided all we wanted to pay was 100VDN and this bargaining went on for about 20 mins while we were having a cold drink waiting for our guide The difference in the final cost negotiation from 150 VDN to 100 DVN cost is a whole $3.50 but we all know John and it was not something we really needed to buy. But guess what we walked away and she kept following and John eventually won. See what happens when you are an accountant.Read more

    Melissa Wilson

    Well, you won the game but did you really win Dad? Did mum really need another handbag???

    8/27/18Reply
    We are Living the Dream

    Wellllll

    8/27/18Reply
    Michael Hopwood

    Ha ha 20 mins of frustration for $3.50....

    8/27/18Reply
    We are Living the Dream

    Dad just loves playing with them, often he bargains like that just see how low they will go, most times we don't need it so we make up some silly amount and if we get it it's a bonus and a very cheap souvenier

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  • Day6

    Bac Ha Markets

    August 26, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Today is another long day of sightseeing and finishing with the night train back to Hanoi.

    First stop after 3 hour drive are the Bac Ha Markets.

    Bac Ha Markets are in the northern hills of Vietnam and are one of the best ethnic markets in all of Southeast Asia! so they say. On Sundays, the ethnic minorities from the surrounding villages and hills come by foot, by motor bike, horse, by water buffalo for their chance to socialize, eat, drink, smoke, get a haircut, and buy produce and meat for the next week. We saw lots the Flower H'mong villagers today.

    The markets had heaps of weird and wonderful things and the colours of the clothing is so bright.

    The markets are set up in animal, clothes, handicrafts and food stalls.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Did you buy anything from the animal section of the market? 😂

    8/27/18Reply
    We are Living the Dream

    Not this time

    8/27/18Reply
     
  • Day6

    Bac Ha Markets

    August 26, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The markets are interesting with so many people, some very weird looking meat and vegetables which they purchase and eat at the stall from which they have bought.

    We decided if it looked and smelt weird no way were we buying anything.Read more

    Donna Burrows

    Hoppy said to buy the Chillies they look great good to have with a cold beer

    8/27/18Reply
    Melissa Wilson

    The fresh fruit and things look great. Don’t know about some of those meats though...

    8/27/18Reply
    Michael Hopwood

    Oh come on that horse offal looks sooo enticing, how could you pass on that?

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  • Day6

    Bac Ha Markets

    August 26, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    The colours of the handicrafts and clothes were very bright. The dresses the Flower H'mong people wear is very heavy embrodied and so beautiful.

    Donna Burrows

    Hoppy said Carol get that bloody thing off your head

    8/27/18Reply
    Melissa Wilson

    Wow, those clothes are amazing! You would have for right in with your colourful hair!

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  • Day300

    Die Zeit läuft davon

    October 25, 2016 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Bei ausgiebigem Cruisen entlang des Fusses Chan verpassen wir die Abfahrt nach Pho Lu. Alles halb so wild denken wir, denn ein paar Kilometer weiter geht ja eine Schnellstraße nach Norden. Der Polizist an der Einfahrt teilt uns unmissverständlich mit, dass Mopeds auf der Schnellstraße nichts verloren haben und schickt uns zurück. Die Laune ist am Boden, aber dann entdecken wir eine weitere Option: Nochmal eine halbe Stunde nach Westen, dann nach Norden auf der Fernstrasse AH14. Allerdings wird es jetzt eng mit der Zeit. Um sechs Uhr haben wir uns mit Denis in Bac Ha verabredet. Zeit für eine Mittagspause oder Fotostops ist nun keine mehr.
    Die Straße wird immer schlechter, am Ende ist es eher eine Schotterstraße mit vielen Schlaglöchern. So schaffen wir das nie. Plötzlich beginnt ein neues asphaltierter Abschnitt mit Mittelstreifen. Das muss ein Fehler im letzten 5-Jahresplan gewesen sein und kann nicht lange andauern. Weit gefehlt: Es geht auf dieser Straße bis zur AH14 und auch die AH14 ist in gutem Zustand. Mit nur einem Tankstopp schaffen wir die 90km in zwei Stunden, das ist ein sehr guter Schnitt mit unseren 125ern in Vietnam.
    Wir kommen gerade noch vor Dunkelheit an und treffen uns mit unserem Vietnam easyrider Denis, der uns die nächsten Tage durch die Provinz Ha Giang führen wird.
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Nậm Châu, Nam Chau