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Vietnam – Day 9 – Sapa by motorbike, unforgettable moments and sadness goodbye.

The best way to explore the province of Sapa, admire the landscapes and learn about their tribes, it is with the motorbike, although the roads are in poor condition and full of stones, potholes, buffalo, dogs and chickens. All this, however, makes the guide fun and allows you to reach more villages in a day. Refueling in Sapa Before starting the scooter riding, we went from our village to the town of Sapa, to fill up with petrol. But to […]

Vietnam – Day 9 – Sapa in motorino, momenti indimenticabil e la tristezza di un addio.

Il modo migliore per esplorare la provincia di Sapa, ammirarne i paesaggi e conoscere le sue tribù, è con la moto, nonostante le strade siano in pessime condizioni e piene di sassi, buche, bufali, cani e galline. Tutto questo però, rende la guida divertentissima e permette di raggiungere più villaggi in una giornata. Rifornimento a Sapa Prima di cominciare il giro in scooter, siamo andati dal nostro villaggio alla cittadina di Sapa, per fare il pieno di benzina. Per raggiungerla […]

Vietnam – Day 7 – Sapa and the Can Cau local market

  The long night along the railways in northern Vietnam has gone very well, the comfortable cabin and pleasant conversations with our new Polish friends have relaxed to the point of having slept the whole time. Lao Cai, arrival at the station Once at this small station, we realized how touristic is this destination: just got off the train we were continuously bothered by people who wanted us to take a taxi or minibus to Sapa, an hour’s drive from […]

Vietnam – Day 8 – Trekking between rice paddies and Zhao tribes

Finally, this morning, we woke up with the sun and the blue sky’ and the scenery in front of us was just womderful: green mountains covered by rice fields, clouds blocked by the high peaks. 15km trekking, among the rice paddies and the Zhao minority tribes The trek was long but very funny. During the walk, was alternating stunning landscape and local tribes, in a relaxed atmosphere, typical Sunday. We even attended a religious celebration in the church of one of […]

Vietnam – Day 6 – The train to Sapa

Left behind the wonderful Hoi An, in a gray, rainy morning, with Vietnam Airlinesflight (always excellent), we arrived in Hanoi. Here begins the third part of the journey that will lead us to explore the north of the country. But first, catapulted into the chaotic vortex of Hanoi You know the feeling of being suddenly woke up with a bucket of icy water, screaming in your face and shoving? Here, that’s what I felt when the taxi left us right […]

Vietnam – Day 7 – Sapa e il mercato di Can Cau

La lunga notte lungo i binari nel nord del Vietnam è passata molto bene, la cabina comoda e le piacevoli conversazioni con i nostri nuovi amici polacchi ci hanno rilassato al punto di aver dormito per tutto il tempo. Lao Cai, arrivo in stazione In questa piccola stazione ci siamo resi conto quanto sia turistica questa meta: appena scesi dal treno siamo stati assaliti da gente che voleva portarci in taxi o bus a Sapa, un’ora di strada da qui. […]

Vietnam – Day 6 – Quel treno per Sapa

Lasciata alle spalle la meravigliosa Hoi An, in una mattina grigia e piovosa, con un volo Vietnam Airlines (sempre eccellente), siamo arrivati ad Hanoi. Qui inizia la terza parte del viaggio che ci porterà ad esplorare il nord del paese. Prima, catapultati nel vortice caotico di Hanoi Avete presente la sensazione di venire svegliati improvvisamente con una secchiata d’acqua gelida, urla in faccia e spintoni? Ecco, è proprio quello che ho provato quando il taxi ci ha lasciato nel pieno […]

Back(pack) on track! Ready to travel again…

It’s been almost 20 months since my last big trip outside Europe, in Cuba, March 2015, an eternity ‘for someone like me mad to travel, but you know, life often asks for breaks or delays, for whatever reason. Today, finally, I’m ready to put the backpack on my shoulders and go smell the road, the noise of the markets, the humid, sticky air, long walks, smiles and street portraits. And my next destination is? All this can only bring me to one […]