"No road is long with good company." - Turkish Proverb


"No road is long with good company." - Turkish Proverb


Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.

- Albert Camus


Located in Northwest Vietnam, Sapa was once a hill station established during the French colonial period in 1922. It now serves as Vietnam’s premier trekking hub.

On my trek to a homestay at the Ta Van village, where we would be hosted by members of the Zay tribe, I saw farmers tending their rice fields, water buffalo wading in mud, and young children playing without a care in the world.

The Hmong people belong to one of the largest ethnic minorities in Vietnam and mainly inhabit the mountainous areas of Northern Vietnam. When the French were in Southeast Asia they gave them the name Montagnards or "mountain people."

The Hmong people are distinguished by their clothing and traditions. The Black Hmong are best known for their handicraft and their traditional black dress and headgear.

Check back for more of my adventures in Vietnam!

Happy Travels!

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