Vietnam, Sapa – Hiking and Rice and Everything Nice [Part III]

27 Oct

Our final day in Sapa was G’s favorite…

Mostly because he had finally met his match – the sweetest and feistiest H’mong girl who helped her mom lead us through the rice paddies fearlessly.

Our final day in Sapa was my least favorite…

Mostly because I had to hold-on for dear-life as we slipped and slide-d our way down the mountain.


Yes, indeed, to get down the muddy slopes of Sapa, I had to be fully supported (body, mind and soul) by a sweet old H’mong lady who was about 1/2 my size and had approximately 100 times my strength.

Don’t judge!

Each of us foreigners was equipped with a pint-sized support system…

This coupling happened to be my favorite:

Anyway, once we got the hang of mud-skiing, we were able to relax, look up, and start noticing the magical views around us.

We crossed over bridges…

Hiked through hidden valleys…

Learned how to die clothes using indigo leaves (thanks to Cou, our FANTASTIC tour guide for the day)…

Met some new friends…

Saw some more perfectly sculpted rice fields…

And finished it all off with some pho…

(and a smile)

Guess it wasn’t such a bad ending to our trip after all.

Vietnam, N & P – we love you! Thanks for a perfect vacation.


For more information about Sapa, including details about transportation, tour guide and accommodation, see earlier posts about our trip here: PART I and PART II

4 Responses to “Vietnam, Sapa – Hiking and Rice and Everything Nice [Part III]”

  1. Terry Buccat October 27, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    So inspiring! Thanks for sharing Ayelet 🙂

    • akonrad October 27, 2012 at 3:34 am #

      I’d say the same about you little miss!

  2. Outclassed November 14, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Your photo has such beautiful colors!

    • akonrad November 14, 2012 at 4:59 am #

      Thank you Outclassed! Surprisingly, I was using a borrowed *terrible* camera from a dear friend (I broke my own camera..twice…so I can’t really be trusted). Point is- if I took these pictures with a bad camera, you can only imagine what it REALLY looked like!

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