Hanoi-Bac Ha-Sapa photosafari Part 1

After the Bersih 3.0 rally on 28th April, I just couldn't find the inspiration to blog. Photography has taken a backseat and the only significant photography-related action I did was to change my Nikon D800 to the D800E. Yes, I have done that. I figured since I have moved up to medium format territory with […]

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Day 2 & 3 – Part 1 Sapa market

 Sapa is higher up in the mountains and hence is cooler with the weather more unpredictable. It may be cold and misty one minute and hot and sunny the very next. Our guide warned us that we may experience the 4 seasons in one day. How true.

We left Bac Ha after lunch. Bac Ha […]

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Day 2 – Bac Ha Sunday market

 The 10-hour train ride was on the whole comfortable enough. Many of us were woken up intermittently throughout the journey and the hesitant brakes didn’t help. Imagine a brake system that appeared to fail initially and suddenly decided to work. That was how jerky it was at certain stops along the way. Even then we […]

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Day 1 – Hanoi to Bac Ha

 Our first day’s plan was to arrive at Hanoi, freshen up and have dinner followed by taking the 10-hour train ride in a sleeping cabin to Lao Cai. Lao Cai is the end of the line in northern Vietnam and is the border town between Vietnam and China.

We boarded the plane from KLIA (Kuala […]

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