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.
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.
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
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!)