I know it has been a while. Sorry for that. I have not felt like writing because I have been sick and also have not been doing anything much so I thought it would be best if I do not provide you with a boring rendition of my day or week. Not that today’s blog would be any more interesting, only that it will not be as mundane.
So what have I been up to? Socially I have not being doing much. However this weekend a friend came to visit so we went to Sa Pa. This province is in the Northwest of Vietnam, close the China border. This area is famous for its landscape, beautiful rice terrace, and trekking.
The trip was very adventurous. I got to see the H’Mong tribe as well as the Dao, Giay, Pho Lu, and Tay tribe. I have been impress by the colours and dressing of many tribes, but I have to say that I was very very impress. I guess it has to do with the fact that the majority spoke English. Percentage wise I have to say a huge percentage of them spoke English when compare to the people of Hanoi. The people are beautiful.
On our first day we spent time walking around the town and we went for a small trekking, which allowed as a view of the landscape. From there we could see majority of the town. Shopping wise I managed to only purchase a scarf.
The next day while eating breakfast we met an Argentinean girl who said she was going on a 13km trekking. Since we had no plans we decided to join the trekking. The trekking was very nice. I have not walked this distance in a long long time. I don’t recall the last time I did trekking. I have been sick lately so I did not think I could do the whole 13km, but I did. Thank God, because you know I love to walk
On our way down I started a conversation with a H’mong women and we walked together the whole 13km together. I was happy about this as she became my guide of the place including providing me some information about the landscape and the situation that is currently happening.
After we got there the women ripped me off my selling me a wall hanging item for like three times the price. I guess I could not be upset as she acted as my tour guide. So family and friends whom I bought these items for, your better appreciates this.
The next day we decided to go to Bac Ha to check out the ethnic minority market. I will write about that in the next blog.