Sapatime

The eight hour night train journey was more luxurious than I had anticipated, but even after taking a melatonin before bed, I found it difficult to sleep soundly.

But travel exhaustion is nothing that a lovely hot shower, a bowl of pho bo, and a cafe sua can’t fix!

Since I had stupidly left my New Balance minimalist shoes back in New York, I ventured to the Sapa Market this morning in search of warm shoes to trek in the misty and moist mountains. I didn’t succumb to purchasing the plethora of bootleg Merrill and North Face approach shoes I’d encountered, but instead settled on a pair of electric blue wellies, which I hope will suffice.

Also, I picked up this gorgeous matching head scarf worn by the local ethnic minority women here. Isn’t she (the vendor who sold it to me) just lovely?

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The sun just came out, and off to my five hour tour I go!

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