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Tỉnh Lào Cai

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  • Day106

    Sa Pa

    May 16 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Wir fuhren mit dem Bus nach Sapa. Sapa ist eine kleine Stadt in den Bergen Nordvietnams, wo die Hmong, ein traditionelles Bergvolk beheimatet sind. Wir wohnten in einem kleinen Homestay ausserhalb von Sapa, mitten in den Reisfeldern. Wir mieteten einen Roller und fuhren über Stock und Stein den Reisfeldern entlang. Diese Landschaft war die Schönste die wir jemals gesehen haben. Leider konnten wir die auf den Fotos nicht so gut festhalten. Es hat unheimlich viele, grosse Berge und alle Hänge sind voll mit Reisterassen. Die Hmong arbeiten hier hauptsächlich mit Wasserbüffeln, welche uns dann oft über den Weg liefen. Es war mega spannend Ihnen beim Arbeiten zu zusehen. Zur Zeit werden viele Felder mit Wasserbüffeln gepflügt und die neuen Reispflanzen gesetzt. Die Reisterassen waren so in unterschiedlichem Stadien und das hat eine traumhafte Farbenkulisse ergeben.
    Am zweiten Tag fuhren wir mit der Gondel auf den höchsten Berg Vietnams, den Fansipan. Der Gipfel lag in weissen Wolken, es windete mega und mit 14°C war es ziemlich frisch. Der Gipfel liegt auf 3143 m.ü.M, so weit oben waren wir beide noch nie. Philipp wurde ein bisschen Höhenkrank, er hatte zittrige Beine und "einen komischen Kopf", etwa so wie nach zwei schnellgetrunkenen Bier. Es war mega schön!
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  • Day50

    Coong Coffee & Homestay in SaPa

    March 3 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Das Hostel isch soo schöö gmacht, dassi dem gad en ganze Post widme mues.
    Das Hostel isch mit soo viel liebi designt, dassi inzwüsche scho über e wuche z SaPa bin.
    Das Hostel isch vu soo coole lüt gführt, dass mer die letzte Täg hauptsächlich Rommé spielend a dene diverse Chiller-Plätz vebroocht hend. 😀Read more

  • Day45

    Ankunft im Bergdörfli SaPa

    February 26 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Sehr neblig doo...hend ez mol chli d umgebig erkundet...morn sötts schöner werde, denn gömmer go wandere
    Geg de obig hets denn doch nochli uftue und de aablick het mii gad echli ad schwiiz erinneret.

  • Day7

    Erste Tour durch die Reisterrassen

    March 22 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Haben die erste 3,5 stündige Wandertour hinter uns. Einfach wunderschön hier. Wurden auch von ein super süßes älteren Ladys begleitet. 😛
    Wir kamen an einem Wasserfall vorbei und haben einen Fluss überquert, sowie super leckeres Zuckerrohr ausgelutscht was will man mehr.
    Aber sehr anstrengend bei der Wärme also erstmal ein Päuschen. 😎Read more

  • Day7

    Shopping Ausflug auf den Markt

    March 22 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Sind nochmal mit unserem Gastgeber auf eine kleine Gemüse Einkaufstour gegangen, bevor es das richtig geile von der Familie zubereitete essen gab. Weltklasse!!! 😍
    Das Abendessen für morgen steht auch schon bereit. 😛

  • Day25

    Sapa

    December 24, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    I did my long-desired two day trekking tour surrounded by rice paddies and bamboo plants.😊

    I stayed the night at locals in a 15 mattress dormitory. 😂 And I met nice people on this trip.
    Today it is Christmas Eve and I have to spend the night in a train again to go back to Hanoi.
    It seems my Christmas party will be tomorrow.
    Merry Xmas Germany😊🤗😇
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  • Day4

    Sapa

    September 30 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We spent the night on the train arriving in Ga Loa Cai at 6am. We travelled to Sapa by mini bus, had breakfast then started our hike. We were a bit disappointed to start with as it was all downhill on a road but wasn’t long before it was more like we expected and after lunch was really tough uphill. We arrived at the homestay which looked great. There are lots of others staying here - from Israel, Colombia, Germany about 15 in total. We have a choice of hiking 20 or 12 kms tomorrow and initially thought 20 but after this arvo we are leaning towards 12!
    We had dinner which was prepared by many family members then everyone was basically force fed happy water, their name for rice wine. A local musician then performed for us local instruments and also taught us some songs.
    Even though we had our own room, the walls were not to the ceiling so not the best nights sleep!!
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  • Day5

    Day 2 trekking

    October 1 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    We started with eggs, pancakes and bananas for breakfast then headed off with a different guide. Yesterday was Mau, today was Moo. Our hike today was beautiful. We cut across a mountain and as we were already staying high up, it was a steep decent. We went through a bamboo Forrest and there were beautiful flowers. We had lunch in a village and for the 2nd day, harassed by ladies trying to sell their goods.
    We finished our hike at a waterfall but none of the waterfalls are flowing too much because they haven’t had much rain. We had a swim which was a nice way to finish our day.
    The car trip back to Sapa was pretty rough - probably he roughest stretch of road I’ve been on. It was comparable to some of the windy roads in France and Croatia that we did so glad we were being driven.
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  • Day6

    Sapa - Hanoi

    October 2 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We had time to kill on Sapa before catching the bus at 3pm. We scoped out our stop according to google maps and nothing indicated a bus stop but our girl Tracy said to wait there. We headed there about 2.30 and when we could see no large green bus we established we were not in the right spot. We had to head back down the hill and around a couple of bends but got there. It was a sleeper bus so a bit weird lying down in the afternoon. The trip out of Sapa is incredibly scenic and our bus driver was a little bit crazy! They pass on hairpin bends just using their horn to let any on coming traffic know. We had a couple of stops along the way and arrived in Hanoi at 9.15. We thought we were being dropped at the hotel and amid the chaos were shuffled on to another bus to be called off and put in a taxi. The taxi had supposedly been paid for but claimed he did not get enough so we had to fork out another 80000 dong. Not sure if we were scammed 5 Aussie dollars??
    Checked in to same hotel as before and straight to bed.
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  • Day4

    Cat Cat Village

    April 14 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    In the afternoon we went on a trek with our guide and her 3 month old baby girl to the Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Black H’mong women are famous for making cloth from hemp and dying it a deep indigo blue. I even rubbed the indigo tree leaves in my hands! They wear long blouses decorated with batik flowers over short trousers and they wrap long scarves around their legs. We then went to the valley bottom to the foot of a stunning waterfall and the remains of a hydroelectric power station constructed during Vietnam’s French colonial times. Trekking distance was about 3.9 kms and took about 2 1/2 hours.Read more

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Tỉnh Lào Cai, Tinh Lao Cai

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