Sapa... What a stunning place! A small town with European influence in its buildings, dropped in the middle of some of the most impressive scenery we've seen in Asia, or anywhere, so far.
Mountains, hills, waterfalls and rice plantations are all around. We set about seeing it all after hiring a few mopeds for the weekend. Combine the scenery with small local villages occupied by local tribes and it was an amazing few days exploring!
Tourism is taking its toll on the uniqueness of the town centre though, you can seen it expanding in size already, as with most of Vietnam.
Spent 3 days exploring, and although a quiet town known for hiking and walkers, we still managed to find a small local bar playing the Spurs game! Albeit no better than the game watched the previous week!
Another bonus was being able to meet up with another one of the guys that we met all the way back in Laos on the slow boat! Nice reunion and a great final few days in the last town before Hanoi...
'Sleeper' day bus for a change and a day to see Hanoi.. Then onto Borneo, can't wait!