I think the amount of travelling we have done in a few days finally took its toll. On arriving at our hotel we were feeling wiped out but the staff couldn't be anymore helpful. We were greeted with hot cinnamon tea and then breakfast. They had asked someone who was checking out to vacate the room early so we could get in and nap!
Sapa itself is quite small, but it's surrounded by local minority villages that you can trek too. One local tribe the H'Mong people line the streets trying to sell you homemade bags and other local goods. There hands are stained blue from the indigo dye used to make there clothes and these goods. I have resisted the urge so far to buy myself a new bag. We were also surprised by the temperature, having been warned it could be as cold as back home during our stay. That was far from the truth as it can reach low to mid 20's - very pleased I didn't go crazy on the warm clothes when packing!
I got in my first Bun Cha of the trip (lemongrass marinated pork, rice noodles, fresh mint and some kind of rice wine/chilli/sugar and garlic combo that you mix all into one). Another one on the list to make when I get home!
I also did my good dead for the day and helped a lady suspend her pet bird 2 meters in the air on a bar outside her shop. There has to be a first time for everything I guess!
Temple count: 12
Noodle count: 7
Hours travelled: 33