Now that I’ve finished the LSAT and my job teaching English in Quinhon, I’m doing some touring around North Vietnam….with my mom! It’s a welcome change to be experiencing different parts of this country as a tourist, and with an excellent traveling companion, no less!
Since both my mom and I have been really busy/distracted in the weeks preceding this trip, we made barely any plans. One place we did want to visit was Sapa, a small and beautiful mountain town near the border of China.
We booked the bus tickets for our trip from our hotel receptionist, a cheerful guy who referred to himself as La La. The bus to Sapa was pretty nice. It had seats that you could lie flat, big windows, and a little bathroom in the back. It was nonstop and quiet.