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Dec 25, 2013 - Days 128 to 130 - Bac Ha, Vietnam.

It was Monday 23 December and I had decided to head off to Bac Ha. However, this is not on a normal route and the hotel staff couldn't understand why I was going there and not to Hanoi. Anyway, I managed to catch a minibus to Lao Cai, although it kept stopping and turning around to pick people up, so the one hour journey took the best part of two! Arriving in Lao Cai I managed to arrange the bus to Bac Ha but at a price, as I was to find out! Still, it was an interesting journey, again with lots os stops and U-turns to pick people up. I...

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Feb 25, 2012 - More Recovery/Rest/Planning

It's really annoying that we're both not feeling 100% (and alternating our bad days!) We decided to stay around Bac Ha today rather than venture to markets in nearby towns. There is a GIANT market here tomorrow anyway, so we will probably get our fill. And an additional rest day certainly wasn't going to hurt either of us. Breakfast was delicious-- we shared bread and fried eggs and a tasty banana and honey pancake/crepe. We stayed sitting on the porch of the restaurant, looking at guidebooks and knitting. I started hat #3!! Lunch-- tasty...

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Feb 24, 2012 - From Sapa to Bac Ha

Check out time today was at 9am this morning. Sapa is beautiful and interesting (it's definitely an experience to fend off the hill-tribe hawkers), but we had had enough of it-- being swarmed when you step outside, even by friendly local women, can be overwhelming. So we got some apple bread and a chocolate tart to-go from our favorite Sapa bakery, and we climbed into a minibus back to Lao Cai. The bus ride was interesting. About halfway to Lao Cai we stopped, a new driver took over, and the old one rode as a passenger. Then we picked up a...

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Mar 24, 2006 - Bac Ha (07/03/06)

Etape à Bac Ha pour visiter le marché local de Coc Ly, très coloré car fréquenté par les Hmong Fleurs, ethnie prédominante de la région, dont les costumes portent des motifs de fleurs. Il y a quand même aussi quelques touristes, comme nous... Zwischenstopp in Bac Ha, um den lokalen Markt von Coc Ly zu besichtigen. Der Markt ist farbenprächtig, da er von den Blumen-Hmong besucht wird, die Ethnie der Region, deren Trachten mit Blumenmotiven geschmückt sind. Es gibt aber auch ein paar Touristen, so wie wir...

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