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sapa.. the picture on the main page

Posted by think87 on 15/8/2011 at 11:54

where is it? Lol. Probably going to be in saps towards the end of my upcoming trip in january and that picture just looks like a killer place to have a beer and catch the view foggy or not. Is it a restaurant balcony, GH? Very curious

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Posted by travellingsarah on 15/8/2011 at 13:47 TF writer

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I don't know for sure, but it might be a cafe / restaurant place along Muong Hoa. I don't know what it's called but you go up the stairs directly from the street. Pretty much opposite Pinocchio as far as I remember. There are plenty of places with views though!

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Posted by think87 on 15/8/2011 at 13:58

thnaks for the info..

ywah im looking forward to it bet there are amazing views all over, just curious as the pic looks like a cool spot.

speaking of the views from places, as ill be there in january can anyone give info on how long periods of fog usually last/ as in if i was patient and stayed 4 days.. a week... etc would there be at least a day or so break free from fog?

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Posted by travellingsarah on 15/8/2011 at 21:55 TF writer

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Really difficult to say. You might not have any fog in January (a friend went at Christmas and had beautiful clear days) or it might not clear for days. Obviously the longer you're there the more chance you have of a clear day or two!!

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Posted by daawgon on 16/8/2011 at 10:40

My guess is the rooftop cafe at the Cat Cat View Hotel - not a very good hotel, but the view is rather nice. January could get a little chilly - bring layers just in case. Maybe the mud will freeze and the trekking will be easier??? I really do love Sapa.

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Posted by think87 on 16/8/2011 at 10:46

im asuming you can eat at the restaurant without staying at the hotel right? I ask because I was thinking of staying there because reviews say the views are amazing. What didn't you likr about it? What place would you recommend?

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Posted by travellingsarah on 16/8/2011 at 13:34 TF writer

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I thought the rooms there were OK but a bit overpriced - you're paying for the view I guess, which is the best in Sapa. I would imagine you'd be able to go in for a drink even if you're not staying there.

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Posted by octopus29 on 16/8/2011 at 16:55

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January normally will be a bit foggy in Sapa . If you want to make sure, you can go there at the end of January or beginning of February. I was on a motorbike trip started on Jan. 29 and arrived in Sapa like Feb. 14. Took a pic for my friend and it looks like he was flying on the clouds. I hope to come back there again. Maybe December. I want to see the view.

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Posted by daawgon on 17/8/2011 at 00:18

I didn't care for the roaches in my room + the room looked like it hadn't had a coat of paint in 30+ years. I believe I paid $20. for that CCV room in late '09. In early '08, I paid only $13. at the Anh Dao Hotel for a much nicer room.

You might consider the small Baguette & Chocolat hotel/restaurant - if the rooms are anything like the food, it must be a winner!

Oh yes, I'm sure you can eat at that rooftop place without accommodation.

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Posted by travellingsarah on 17/8/2011 at 07:50 TF writer

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Yes, the rooms at Baguette and Chocolat are very cute. No views or balconies though.

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