In the Mountains of Sapa Pt 1
Trip Start Aug 04, 2009
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We visited Cat Cat Village and the kids, the colors and the people were totally fascinating. Watching one little guy chomp down on grilled meat on a stick held everyone's attention and then we all laughed because while sitting there at one point he just peed on the ground for a few moments and then went right back to eating. After taking in all the sights of Cat Cat we then took a motorbike ride back up the long hill. Normally I would walk it but the day was a hot one and a ride seemed like the thing to do. Once back into Sapa we went to the market for lunch at a place that is well known for its Pho and it earned its reputation - the Pho was good.
After lunch we walked around town, mostly the market area, had dinner later and sat out on the porch behind our room and took in the stars and the city lights of Sapa
The mountains, the rice fields and the ethnic minorities all were so fascinating that the day was a total plus. I love the mountains and these certainly are no exception, the rice fields rising up into the sky and then the people walking on the trails with us or stopping us to say "buy from me" made for a great day of trekking.
In part two of the Mountains of Sapa I'll show you the incredible meal we had at the home stay and the end of day one at the home stay; and the second day of trekking and the rest of my trip to Sapa.
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