Day 2 called for more hiking adventure!
This one started with an interesting experience. Walking out from the our safe Topas Ecolodge compound with our guide, we were surrounded (more like chased) by some of the Red Dao women waiting outside the lodge. They were trying to sell their handicrafts to us and when our guide told them that we weren’t interested, well let’s just say that they were very persistent. So, a group of them followed us on our hike for a few minutes before they one-by-one started to leave us and we were left with one last woman. She followed us for a good half an hour before she suddenly disappeared into the woods – a tad creepy, I know! Anyway, that was a very small part of our adventure but totally made our day even more memorable!
Our walk was, yet again, surrounded by stunning views of dotted peaks, gazillions of rice terraces and the Muong Bo river. After a few steep steps up, we perched on a breezy and shaded area at the nearest hilltop for a spot of ‘lunch with a view’! We chatted away, got a bit too comfortable there and stayed for longer than planned, whoopsies! But we were back in the zone as soon as we started walking again. We walked through Ban Moi village, also home to the Red Dao minority, where we visited one local home and had a glimpse into their daily life. It was such a fun and fascinating experience!
Second day: completed.
The last woman standing from our group of followers!
Visiting a local home.
So much banter with the guide!
When you’re casually walking on the road, not realising that a family of bulls are right next to you… -_-‘
View of Topas Ecolodge from our walk.
Just me and my Vietnamese coffee, watching the sun go down.
All my ♥,