SWITCHING OFF AT TOPAS ECOLODGE – VIETNAM

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 in TRAVEL | No Comments

topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda
After spending a full day in Hanoi (read the story here), I was excited for the next part of our adventure in Vietnam.

The Boy and I woke up at the crack of dawn the following morning and were picked up at the hotel to start our long journey to the north. Five hours into the drive, we arrived at Sa Pa, or Sapa, which is located in the north-west of Vietnam. You can normally get yourself over here by getting a bus or an overnight train from Hanoi, but we had a cosy ride on a 8-seater mini van that was organised by our accommodation, Topas Ecolodge.

Topas Ecolodge is approximately 18km from Sa Pa – this took us around 45 minutes to drive. The journey from Sa Pa was nothing short of interesting. The drive was a tad bit bumpy due to the bad road conditions between Sa Pa and the lodge. But for the entire way, we were surrounded by amazing views, drove past several buffalos and hogs, and also saw some of the ethnic minority women from the area. Believe me when I tell you this, the 6AM wake-up call and the 6-hour long drive were totally worth it and immediately forgotten once you arrive at this place.

We couldn’t wait to spend the rest of the day relaxing, planning activities, settling into our new home for the next few days and completely switching off from our hectic lives at this beautiful and tranquil piece of gem.

topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Main building – Reception, restaurant, lobby and gift shop.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Blooms.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Mountains as far as the eyes can see!
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda On the way to our cottage.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Home for six days.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda So in love with the cobblestone walls.


topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Insane views wherever I look.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda, food Lunching by Sa Pa’s breathtaking rice fields.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, coffee, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amandaA cup of iced Vietnamese coffee is always a good idea.
topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda, sunset Gorgeous sunset from our balcony. topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Time for dinner. topas ecolodge, sapa, vietnam, travel, blog, photography, nature, allmyloveamanda, all my love amanda Night-night!

All my ,
Amanda