Here are some pictures from a trip to the north of Vietnam in October/November 2013 with
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Mon 28 Oct
Tue 29 Oct
City walking tour. Museum of Ethnology. Overnight train to Lao Cai.
Wed 30 Oct
Arrive Lao Cai. Drive to Sapa. Tribal villages walk.
Thu 31 Oct
Fansipan day 1 (945m ascent, 115m descent). Camp at 2800m.
Fri 01 Nov
Fansipan day 2 (545m ascent, 1045m descent). Summit 3143m. Camp at 2250m.
Sat 02 Nov
Fansipan day 3 (65m ascent, 850m descent). Return to Sapa.
Sun 03 Nov
Drive to Bac Ha. Visit market. Afternoon walk.
Mon 04 Nov
Day walk. Drive to Lao Cai. Overnight train to Hanoi.
Tue 05 Nov
Arrive Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Board junk. Kayak to Luon cave.
Wed 06 Nov
Sung Sot cave. Kayak to Bo Nau cave then to pearl farm. Afternoon kayak to beach.
Thu 07 Nov
Visit floating village. Drive to Hanoi.
Fri 08 Nov