After a 6 hour night bus from Hanoi to Sa Pa, we are stunned by the lush green steps of the rice fields and the mountain mist which make for a breathtaking view. We look around the market, eat lunch and waste no time getting to sample a shot or ten of rice wine!
The following day we set off for a 14km hike through the rice fields, hilly and sometimes treacherous terrain. Women from the local tribes, dressed in beautiful handmade clothing prop us up during the 5 hours of hiking but everyone in the group falls at least once, making for some hilarious videos to replay over dinner at the homestay that evening! The next day, with aching muscles, we trek 6km more by noon, were we find ourselves back in the town with just enough time to squeeze in lunch and a massage before we catch the night bus back to Hanoi and head out for a few beers before moving onto Ha Long Bay tomorrow!
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