Sa Pa Day 2

Go back to Sa Pa Day 1.

Go back to Vietnam.

Coc Ly

Coc Ly Market.

In the morning, we took a 2.5 hour cab ride to a village of Coc Ly and its weekly market. A couple of local sticky rice specialties, a haircut for me and a touristy ride down a river through a scenic canyon and soon we were back Lao Cai on the Chinese border. Here we said ‘good-bye’ to Mao and killed off a few hours on more market spectacles while waiting for our night train back to Hanoi.

Photos

Sa Pa

With the family of Ly Su (himself not in photo) with whom we stayed while in Sa Pa (Nov. 2018).

 

Sa Pa

Breakfast by the fire place in Ly Su’s house. The night was quite chilly (Nov. 2018).

 

Sa Pa

Leaving the valley for the 2.5 hour drive north up to Lao Cai and on to Coc Ly (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

A propaganda poster in Lao Cai City (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

On the way to the Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly village market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Strolling through the market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Hustle and bustle (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

The omnipresent peace pipe (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market sights (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Purple colored sticky rice (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

You can’t really screw up sticky rice and this variation was pretty good too (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

A not-so-great (fried) sticky rice snack.  I guess you can screw it up (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Coc Ly market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

More bong action at the market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Strolling through the market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

One of the best haircuts I’ve gotten and an absolute bargain at ~2USD. Two styles available: Buddha and non-Buddha. Coc Ly village market (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

…think Mao was urging the barber to go full Buddha on me (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Headed for a river float on a boat. Just outside of the Coc Ly Village (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Quite scenic (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Some tourist wankers (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

…and their fearless guide Lo Mao (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

A village we stopped in. Think the name is Den Trung Do (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

In the same village (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Corn and kittens (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Den Trung Do Village (…probably; Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

A temple in the village (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

A lotus flower pond in the village (Nov. 2018).

 

Coc Ly

Hippos?

 

Lao Cai

Views of China (town of Hekouzhen I think) from Lao Cai City (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

Mao and Shirley looking across the river into China (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

A quick dessert with Mao and our driver for the day (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

Tofu and jelly – mostly tastes like sugar though (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

A group photo in Lao Cai (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

One more market – this one in Lao Cai while we kill time waiting for our night train to Hanoi (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

Eels (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

Grubs at the market (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

And then it was time to head back south to Hanoi (Nov. 2018).

 

Lao Cai

Settling in (Nov. 2018).

Go to Hoi An and Hue.

Go back to Vietnam.