Photographer's Note

We headed from Hanoi via the overnight train to Lao Cai, for Sapa hiking. Given the time of year we expected near freezing temperatures and fog, fog, fog. Sapa is famous for the low lying clouds about the terraced rice fields.

We had none of that... only clear sunny skies and about 20 degrees Centigrade temperature!

The 'vendors' in the mountains near Sapa are people from the 54 native tribes in Vietnam. The people we encountered were from the Black Mong and the Dao people. We had about 4 of them follow us on our hike looking to sell us there wares.

Great vistas and a great valley...

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