|Sapa's main street|
|The view from our hotel window|
|Black Hmong girls about town|
Sapa is also a good place for eating out, with a plethora of restaurants offering every cuisine you could want. The only downside was that, even in these places, the cold was insidious. The locals seemed ill-prepared for it, even though the temperatures drop every winter and it can be known to snow! None of the hotels or restaurants we visited had adequate (or sometimes, any!) heating, the staff compensating by wearing coats, scarves and gloves indoors! Often, our food was cold by the time it reached our table! The 'dressy' evening outfit I had taken with me for the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner provided no protection against the cold and damp in the hotel restaurant!
|Red Dao lady at the market|
We spent a very pleasant few days in Sapa exploring the town and enjoying good, inexpensive food and drink. We also took a full-day excursion to a minority market, but I'll write about that in a separate post. We would love to visit the region again, but we would go when the weather was somewhat warmer!!
You can see more of my photos of Sapa here.