Sapa Travel Blog› entry 6 of 12 › view all entries
May 9th, 2008 – by: farawaynear
We stopped at some random house where we saw their way of life. They had a pet monkey tied up.. with a missing foot.. and we went inside and there was no floor, just a dirt floor. The woman wanted us to take a picture of her with my friend who was on the trip.
People find us so interesting.. well I guess I am not that interesting but some of us are!
We continued on this journey of ours and I began to walk with a little girl.
For dessert we always get served fruit and I actually think that bananas are becoming my favorite food, they are extra good here.
The pineapple is really good too!!!
Anyway, after lunch it stopped raining and we kept walking. Most of the women who were following us before waited for us the whole time through lunch so we have them boiled eggs and bananas.
The little girl stayed back in a village or group of houses along the way and I began to talk to this older lady, she told me she was 51 years old.
She kept saying "you buy from me?? you very pretty... maybe later okay???" which they all kept saying in their cute voices.
Once we got to the homestay we immediately went swimming in a river just behind the homestay. There was a very strong current and some of the guys on the trip decided to go down the rappids for fun. I didn't mean to but I got sucked down and ended up on the wrong side of the river.. I tried to swim across but was being sucked down further (there were more dangerous rappids below!) but luckily my teacher who was the leader of our trip saved my life.
My friend Kaitlynn and I walked back and the cute woman who I had been talking to earlier followed us back.
I felt bad because she spent so much time with us but we didn't buy anything from her yet.
We got back and changed and it began to start raining again with thunder and lighting. It seemed like the perfect time for a storm... our tour guides taught us some games and little puzzle solving things which kept us entertained until dinner.
We all sat at the dinner table for a long time after dinner was over.
The girl were staying in a loft above the open dinner area and the guys were staying at a different homestay across the street. At one point after dinner a young toddler came out of a room and began to cry and someone came to get him. It must be weird having strange people in your house like that.
Finally we went to sleep and I began to get a cold and kept coughing all night, thinking it was probably really annoying because I was in a room with all the other girls..
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