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Review – The Aira Boutique Hotel In Sapa

Review – The Aira Boutique Hotel & Spa Within the last decade, Sapa has gone through quite a significant change. Now struggling to keep the region’s authenticity, Sapa’s minority and enthnic cultures are quickly being overrun by outside influences and sources of entertainment… Nightclubs, restaurants and chain cafés have begun to sprout along the main road. Yet, for many of the local villagers, they still rely heavily on water buffalos and manual labour to plow fields and fires to cook their dinners in the far-off mountainside. For those that are seeking a truer experience of Sapa’s ethnic minority’s way...

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The Commercialization of Sapa

The Commercialization of Sapa Anyone who has travelled to Sapa will be familiar with the onslaught of women and children dressed in traditional ethnic minority outfits ready to sell their ‘handmade’ souvenirs. Speaking English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian and even Italian in order to sell their souvenirs, anywhere tourists flock, aggressive hawkers are bound to follow… With the influx of tourists coming to Sapa, the territory has become saturated with foreign influences. Head into town, and any real estate boasting the views of the rice terraces has all but been snatched up by foreign hotel, bar and restaurant owners....

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A Traveller’s Guide To Sapa

A TRAVELLER’S GUIDE TO SAPA VIETNAM The mist filled mornings and sprawling mountains of the Sapa landscape has always been nothing short of breathtaking. It has been 7 years since I last stepped foot onto its luscious green valleys. Much has changed since then, and not always for the better… In the pictorial below, I wished to highlight where the true beauty of Sapa lies, in its people and its scenery. With large corporations and misguided business ventures encroaching on Sapa’s minority population and its iconic countryside, it’s unsure how much longer this beauty may last. The curving lines of...

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A Video Tour Of Sapa (As Seen From Above)

Mist and clouds brush over the sprawling mountain landscape, as the local villagers work tirelessly in the lush fields of rice. Welcome to Sapa… Read More: A Video Guide To The Ancient City Of Hoi An Read More: Only One Day In Phu Quoc? Here’s How To Spend It… Don’t forget to follow us on...

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