After a few glorious hours of sedentary sleep, we woke from our post-train nap. The sun was out, the mists were gone and the view from our $10 balcony was stunning. But we weren’t only here for the incredible views.
My family is just a pretty typical family. My parents are still together and I have a good relationship with both of them but I’m much closer to my mum. I’m the oldest of three children. I have a sister Chloe who is 15 and a brother Daniel who is 12. My brother and sister mean the world to me and I would do anything to protect them, My family fights and argues a fair bit (like most families I suppose) but we love each other.
The mountains around Sapa are dotted with hill tribe villages. People come from miles around to Sapa to trade livestock, produce and handicrafts. Hmong, Zao and many other ethnic minorities can be seen in their traditional dress wandering up and down Sapa’s hilly streets.