VILLAGE HIKE TAKE 2 – VIETNAM

Posted by on Mar 11, 2016 in TRAVEL | No Comments

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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.

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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaThe last woman standing from our group of followers!
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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaVisiting a local home.
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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaSo much banter with the guide!
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaWhen you’re casually walking on the road, not realising that a family of bulls are right next to you… -_-‘
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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaView of Topas Ecolodge from our walk.
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sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamanda
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaJust me and my Vietnamese coffee, watching the sun go down.
sa pa, vietnam, hike, trek, trail, walk, lech dao, ban moi, red dao, village, north vietnam, travel, topas travel, topas ecolodge, allmyloveamandaGoodnight, beautiful.

All my ,
Amanda