I hope to travel around north Vietnam from second week in March for 2 weeks specifically to visit, home stay and photograph hill tribes. An advice and any good contacts appreciated also where is best to go using Hanoi as a base? I don't want to revisit Sapa as there are too many tourists there but i love good scenery and mountains.
Many thanks for any help in this regard.
#1 photonomadvc has been a member since 21/1/2014. Posts: 3
I suggest the Austrian alps. Man, incredible scenery and those Austrians - talk about a hill tribe with interesting culture!
#4 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Many thanks for your suggestions, I'll look into Dien Bien, I love vietnam anyway and the mountain people especially.
As for Madmac, i go fly fishing in Austria and I know the hill tribe there also in Slovenia, some of the best fishing anywhere.
Daawgon, I don't really want a commercial travel agent, people who make their living from tourists tend to get jaded and avaricious. I prefer to interact with local people who are usually far more friendly and helpful.
#5 photonomadvc has been a member since 21/1/2014. Posts: 3
"I prefer to interact with local people who are usually far more friendly and helpful."
But language does become a problem then... I think this is the single biggest reason I prefer hanging out in rural Thailand when I want that "authentic" (I use the term loosely here) thing. I can still communicate. Chuck me into the backwoods of Vietnam and now communication is very limited.
#6 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957