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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Memorable People, Food and Stuffs in Sa Pa valley, North of Vietnam





           In this photo, I am with Mr. Vudao, a former tour guide and now the bubbly owner of a bookstore with English books in Sa Pa Valley. He accepts swaps of books too. I bought the bio of Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Folktales, and he gave me discounts. This is his first time to meet Filipinos... He said he will still be in that bookstore when we get back... and even after a thousand more years, he added... His email add is vudaosapa@gmail.com.

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 My friend Bernadette sitting beside Peter Thoung of Peter Coffeeshop 
and now the recently opened Sapa Backpackers.. This makeshift coffee corner is facing the small classroom where minority children were taught basic English so they can communicate with tourists. Tourism is one source of income for the minorities in SaPa Valley. More information on Sapa Backpackers here.


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We added our Philippine Flag and Mabuhay greetings on the wall of the classroom.

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With Lala, our cheerful, 17-year-old guide who dreams to go to college too.
She can make out a conversation in English and she learned the language through tourist also.


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With makulit na staff at the Global Sapa Hotel. We love their food here.

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Peaches. tasted my first peach here in Sapa.

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Memorable Grilled Chicken Sandwich for me....

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The smiling buddha for some luck. 
In Sapa I bought some sketches from obscure artists.

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Buddha in bamboo.

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