Thursday, 5 May 2011

Back in Sapa 2

Sapa is an interesting mountain town.  Here are a few interesting pictures and a video of the place.

This is the church on the square.  It was built by the French and now I'm not sure who takes care of it since there don't seem to be very many Catholics here any more.

The stairs down to the market at night.  In the day time this tightly packed thoroughfare is filled with all sorts of food:  veggies, blood sausage, fried tofu, dog, sugar cane, etc etc.

A house that's fairly typical outside of Sapa.  In town you won't find any of these.

This is the lake up the hill.  Despite the water being relatively clean for Viet Nam, the girls from Sapa O'chau told me that no one swims here.  Apparently the reason is that a long time ago, there was a massacre and the bodies were dumped in the lake.  No one could elaborate on who was involved on either end.

The clouds roll up the valley and through Sapa town.  Sometimes this can make the weather change dramatically.  Watch as a sunny day on the square gets covered in fog in less than a minute.


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