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Day #5, at Sapa, Part 1

This trip to Vietnam, Hanoi was made in March 2009. It’s grossly overdue. I left off at Day #4 at my last burst of posting. :) You can read more about my trip to Hanoi here.

Now let’s continue.
We took the overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa. The journey took damn long (abt 12 hours) and we slept most of the way.

This is Ah Long San (ALS aka Derek) and Kerk saying Good Night to Hanoi!

12 hours later, Hello SAPA! It’s my fault that I decided there and then when we got off the train that I needed to pee. The toilet was….. traumatic to say the least.

1) No Door. Main Entrance to Female toilet don’t have nvm… indvidual toilet also don’t have!!!!!

2) Erm, Small. If missed a step, my bare ass would touch the gross tiled wall

3) The dustbin was incredibly near your nose when you squatted

Holy macaroni. I peed as quickly as I could and ran out gasping for fresh air.

The boys saw me and asked me how was it. I showed them this picture. ‘Nuff said.

We took a walk around town and here’s where the avalanche of images of the quaint little Sapa town will come.

The Sapa Tribal Touts!!

More of the touts awaiting for us outside the hotel!

A closer look at their dress

View from our bedroom to the great beyond

The local market

Our walk around town gave us some gruesome times as well. The people loved their dogs there. Both to eat and as a pet

Some were prettily (almost cruelly) “customised”…

And some, well… weren’t so lucky.

Yup. My stomach churned and I nearly lost my breakfast at the sight of that.

After a short rest, we will be meeting with our guide and making the hike to the nearby tribes. Blog entry on this coming up real soon (Part 2, of Day 5 at Sapa!)


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  1. J2Kfm (Malaysian Food Blog)
    June 22, 2010 / 8:07 am

    Haha … unfortunate sights eh?
    Thank goodness most of the eateries do not serve canine meat.

    Least I hope.

  2. Ju Ann
    June 22, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    Ya scary! :)

  3. Miso
    June 25, 2010 / 8:15 am

    Didn't get to see them selling dog meat when I was in Sapa. Did see the hotel red haired dog though… Heehee.. So cute!

  4. Ju Ann
    June 30, 2010 / 5:01 pm

    huh realy! hahah we walked the same way then!