16.11.2014 - 16.11.2014 23 °C
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:
The trek to Cat Cat Waterfall. It was easy 3km walk down, a different walk back, not for the weak. This was all worthwhile.
We were treated to dance and music. The one guy was playing the funny looking flute and moving around. He never once stopped playing.
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.
The walk back:
Ornaments made from bamboo:
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"):
The Banana tree's flower is very beautiful but also edible.
Back in Sapa town, excellent coffee, again.
The fresh market, frogs, eels, chicken hearts and bamboo worms. The hoofs are kept for the people to see what animal it is:
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:
This needs no explanation, it means the same in any language:
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.