In the central market in the northern highlands town of Sapa, Vietnam.
If you were hoping to see an image today of a shocked water buffalo, fear not. I’m here for you.
The shining smile of a woman who just tried to sell me a girlfriend for a half hour.
I forgot what I ate, but I know it was delicious.
A portrait of a woman who sold me a pair of pants I’ll never wear.
Suggestion #1: Dump your expectations and stereotypes in the non-recyclables bin before passing through security, and don’t look back.
Here are a few snaps from the central market in Sapa, Vietnam’s gateway to the northern highlands. Markets are always a joy to explore; this one had some of the most marvelous aromas I’ve ever had the pleasure to inhale. Also some of the most putrid. Some of the finest came from the humble food… Continue reading 45 Minutes in Sapa’s Central Market
The second day of a four day/four night trip between Hanoi and Sapa in the furthest reaches of northern Vietnam, and back. Today began in Nghia Lo and wound through and above the extraordinary Tu Le Valley, up and over the Tram Ton Pass, the highest in Vietnam, and ended in Sapa, the focal point… Continue reading Vietnam, Northern Highlands