So it seems I’m not the only person fed up or annoyed with many of the aspects of traveling in Sapa, in northern Vietnam. But I would be remiss to not mention all of the actually quite wonderful things about the town and the people. Many of the Hmong I’ve encountered there, even when they are trying to sell me small useless bracelets and trinkets, are some of the friendliest and most kind people in all of the country. And the rare occasion that someone understands/listens when you say you don’t want to buy anything and sits around and just chats with you anyway can be a great experience. In the end it’s a great duality traveling to this quaint but clattering little mountain town.
The two images above are both from this most recent trip. The landscape probably not one I’ll keep, but I like the symmetry with the portrait for the blog post. It rained a lot while I was there. Mist and clouds shrouded most everything. Like they do.