To the ethnic hill tribes in Sapa

To the ethnic hill tribes in Sapa

Some hours to waste in Hanoi Yesterday morning I took the bus from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. My train to Lau Cai leaves at 11 pm tonight. To visit the ethnic hill tribes in Sapa, that is where the train stops, and where you get picked up by tour agents to drive further to Sapa […]

Mixed feelings about Hanoi

Mixed feelings about Hanoi

A less intrusive Asian capital At first sight, Hanoi seems like just another busy Asian capital. But the city is smaller than Bangkok for instance, and has a is less intrusive atmosphere than I imagined. I do have mixed feelings about Hanoi: they range from `I want to get out of here as quickly as […]