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Sapa (Trekking) Day 2 - Cat Cat Waterfall

Sapa

semi-overcast 23 °C
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So the first day was misty and overcast but the second day started with a stunning view from my room, a glimpse of mount Fransipan in the background:
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The trek to Cat Cat Waterfall. It was easy 3km walk down, a different walk back, not for the weak. This was all worthwhile.
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We were treated to dance and music. The one guy was playing the funny looking flute and moving around. He never once stopped playing.
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Yes, they even sold biltong. Not bad tasting at all. They actually put the biltong back on the fire to braai the meat. The lady was quite taken back when I took a piece of biltong and ate it (raw, according to them) without braai.
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The walk back:
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Ornaments made from bamboo:
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Sapa people is extremely handy and they only use nature to make natural colors for their handicraft (I know my mother is now saying "Oo Adoons look here"):
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The Banana tree's flower is very beautiful but also edible.
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Back in Sapa town, excellent coffee, again.
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The fresh market, frogs, eels, chicken hearts and bamboo worms. The hoofs are kept for the people to see what animal it is:
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I was watching these ladies for a while. I came to the conclusion that because there is no internet and very few of them has got phones, the market is the place where they share new patterns, colors etc:
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This needs no explanation, it means the same in any language:
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The train back to Hanoi. The first photo - someone really needs to put the keys where it can be found. Tommy (Italy) and Jane (Australia) that shared the berth.
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Posted by GT Travel 02:27 Archived in Vietnam

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