How to Trek in Sapa Without a Guide

Trekking through the beautiful landscape of Sapa Vietnam without a guide is a liberating and rewarding adventure. Especially for budget travellers wanting to explore the lush terraced rice fields and rugged mountain trails independently.  In November 2023, I did two solo treks in Sapa independently without a guide. The first was to Muong Hoa Valley. … Read more

Ultimate Guide to Visiting the Bac Ha Market in Vietnam

Located in the beautiful hills of northern Vietnam, Bac Ha Market stands as a vibrant tapestry of colours, cultures and traditions.  This bustling market situated in the Lào Cai Province is only 6 hours from Hanoi and less than 3 hours from Sapa. It’s a great “off the beaten path” experience. Here is An Adventurous 3 … Read more

Vegan Food Guide to Sapa Vietnam

Finding vegan food in Sapa Vietnam is easier than you think with a diverse range of vegan and vegetarian friendly cafes and restaurants.  Nestled in the stunning landscapes of northern Vietnam, six hours by bus from Hanoi and close to the Chinese border, Sapa not only captivates you with its unique scenery but also excites … Read more