When we began traveling we didn't sit down with goals, we picked a few destinations and hit the road. It wasn't until our 3rd or 4th country that we looked at each other and asked “what is the purpose of this adventure?” What I have finally learned is that not having a plan or purpose is ok, for a short time at least. I have also discovered that life is a whole lot simpler than society in the United States has taught me.
Vietnam has taken us from the bustling city of Can Tho in the Mekong to the historic city of Hoi An, via boat, train and plane, we ended our time in Sapa. A remote region in the northern part of Vietnam surround by small villages, filled with tradition, and simplicity. Rather than book with a large tour company based in Hanoi we found a local Eco Tourism company called Sapa O’Chau.
Surrounded by rice fields, the sun shining, and a very informative Hmong tour guide we hiked for nearly 4-6 hours each day of our 2 day trek.
The host family was warm and welcoming, they served up a delicious meal & kept the homemade rice wine "happy water" flowing.
To view more photos from our wonderful tour of the Sa Pa region please click on the image below