Mountains and Marble

Today is a day of contrasts. First up we’re heading up Mount Ypsarion. The green mountain covered with pine trees sets the backdrop for the white sandy island. The highest peak of the mountain is about 1,208m above sea level and it is very breezy! Then from the heady heights to the balmy delights ofContinue reading “Mountains and Marble”

En route to Sapa

I am finally dragged away from the fantastical Bac Ha market and we’re on our way to Sapa, our final destination for the day. Enroute we visit one of the many traditional hill tribe villages to get a sense of what life is like in the green hills around Sapa. This is Trung Do villageContinue reading “En route to Sapa”

Lying Dragon mountain

Following our amazing trip to Ha Long Bay we’re heading straight into another trip, this time a private tour to Tam Coc – known as Ha Long on land. Check out this incredibly laden moped – complete with very breakable vases! An everyday sight in hectic Vietnam. Our first stop is to Lying Dragon mountain.Continue reading “Lying Dragon mountain”

Viet Hai village

So we’ve done the stunning scenery, kayaked the bay – now it’s cycling time! We dock at Viet Hai, get on our rather rickety bikes and we’re off to explore the verdant countryside on our way to Viet Hai village. Can you spot the tiny rider in the middle of all that amazing greenery onContinue reading “Viet Hai village”