Our group has arrived in Sapa, Vietnam – up within the mountains a few 5 hour drive north of Hanoi.
One factor I inform everybody when touring is to by no means maintain on to your itinerary too tightly, adventures are topic to alter!
On this case it was change – as in change a tire – as a result of one among ours blew on the freeway, and our driver introduced us safely to a spot the place he might have that tire modified in a flash –
Bikes and scooters going by –
Distributors promoting bananas and recent steamed corn!
Em taking a selfie with the woman who bought her scrumptious cobs able to eat!
One factor is for sure, your journey, and what you get out of it’s largely as much as what you make of it – and this was a enjoyable tour that took a mere quarter-hour and we had been again on the highway.
Dangerous tire off, good tire occurring!
I do not know when you can inform – however the seating right here has been hysterical for a 5′ 9” particular person like myself.
In every single place you take a look at sidealk cafes and impromptu markets – full sized of us are sitting at kiddie sizes tables and stools.
My knees can be as much as my neck! Not solely that, I might possible not be capable of get again up once more. LOL!
Extra tiny chairs and recent produce!
And sure, there was stitching on the bus as we made our manner up into the mountains. After all there was, you KNEW there can be!
After which we see them – the start of them!
Scenes from a bus window –
In some ways that is nonetheless a growing nation.
Our half-way level was a truck cease with restrooms (very clear!) and a great deal of native meals and snacks we might buy and take a look at.
These “Cracker” breads had been stunning!
My deal with? A watermelon sherbet pop!
I needed to discover every little thing –
However this was a straightforward merchandise to buy and carry dwelling –
As I sat right here this morning attempting to determine which pictures to share (I’ve taken a whole bunch!) and what to say about them – it is virtually a “I’ve too many!” form of paralysis factor. Too many good pictures, an excessive amount of to say about them, and never sufficient time due to having to fulfill with my group for our subsequent journey, and so forth –
Here’s a little video from our drive up the mountain. I hope you’ll be able to see the terraced farms – they’re pretty!
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What a trip!
What a wonderful nation!
Once more, there are too many pictures, not sufficient time to submit them, and I am combating tips on how to hold issues in some kind of order.
This was late afternoon earlier than assembly my group to enter city for dinner.
Silk Path Spa & Resort is our dwelling for two nights!
My little balcony! I’ve a balcony!
Which I do know shall be each bit as wonderful as this one!
And this was my get up this morning between 5:30 & 6am once I heard roosters crowing and random canine barking:
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What a approach to get up!
I’ve extra – a lot extra – however no time to submit all of it so this shall be coming little by little over the subsequent few weeks in all actuality.
It is time to head right down to breakfast to fulfill my group – right now we’ve got our embroidery workshop introduced by Hmong embroiderers. This afternoon we’ll have lunch after which take a prepare and a gondola all the best way to the highest of the mountains – extra pictures to come back.
Have an ideal whater-time-it-is-where-you-are form of day!