Sapa, Vietnam 2013
Along with my uncle and a couple cousins, my dad and I ventured several hours north of Hanoi to a town high off in the mountains named Sapa. The roads were not for the fainted hearts, quick sharp turns with big semi-trucks weaving through the narrow 2-lanes road from the opposite direction… it was an adventure getting to this small town.
Sapa is known for its Hmong ethnic minorities, who have lived near there for generations. Most would walk over 10 miles from their homes in the mountains to come to town for work and or sell handmade crafts. We spent the next couple days wandering through small villages, endless rice terrace farms, muddy trails to explore and learn tidbits about their way of life.
There wasn’t really any kind of special motivations to make this far trip to this small town. We just wanted to take a break from city life, thinking motorcycles, air pollution, people screaming on the streets… things like that. This trip about reconnecting with nature and learning about a simpler time in life.