Freezing in Sapa
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November 28th, 2008 – by: jaeWALK
Anyway Today Thanh and I had the 10Km trek down to Ta Van Village. And of course, by today "buy from me" has gotten tired already. I love seeing the Hmongs, and taking pictures of them but the endless "buy from me" has got to stop. I dunno, I guess It takes awhile to get yourself to just shut off completely and ignore them all.
The trek was fun, the sights where awesome! i love the endless rice terraces i saw on the way. Also, there were a couple of Black Hmong girls (La and San) that followed me all the way from the town to the village.
The trek, although longer than yesterday's, was a bit easier for me, I must say. Probably because it did not involve any steepness on the trail. And Like I said, the weather was just perfect for that activity. We got to finish a bit earlier than expected, I guess I walk really fast and I got to buy some really good stuff in the Village. And before I forget, there was this small boy - maybe about 2 years old, who also followed me around the village.
The latter half of the afternoon was spent on shopping, and hanging out at some nice cafes. By 6 PM, It was back to the train station with Cosi and Shueray. We didn't get on the train til 845, so we just hang out at some restaurant in front of the Station. There we got to talk to an elderly American couple who told us about their bad experience in Hoi An with their travel agent - Indochina Travel.
I kinda feel bad for them, but it's just amazing how the couple kept a positive attitude about it all. That was quite impressive.
On the train, I didn't get to share the cabin with the the travelers from Melbourne, but instead got to share it with a guy form Hanoi, and a couple (Carol and Cheong) from Penang. What do you can people from Penang? Penangese? Penangers? Oh, Malaysians!
Later I get to find out they are on their honeymoon. Perfect. I think I have this special way of intruding with couples on this trip. LOL! I like the couple actually, they were the coolest!
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