4 Sapa Activities for the Adventurous Backpacker

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I arrived in Sapa at some ridiculous hour after attempting (and generally failing) to sleep in the cheapest seat I could get on the night train from Hanoi (terrible idea). Given I couldn’t get a room until 11am, some 4 – 5 hours away, I decided to come up with some ideas on how I’d spend my next few days. …

Sa Pa Homestay Trek (on a budget)

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When I first arrived in Sapa, I headed straight to the tour desk at my hostel to get an idea of what I could do over the coming days. A homestay trek was high on my list – it sounded perfect to me! But then I was told the cost – it’d be just shy of 2 million VND for …

Into the Depths of Cañon del Colca, Peru

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin In true Latin American style, the 160km bus journey to Cabanaconde – the starting point of our Cañon del Colca adventure – took a lengthy 5 hours… In true budget traveller style, we neglected to pay the 70 sol fee required to trek around the canyon… We planned for a four day hike, taking in …

Overland Track – Tasmania’s Top Hike

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87.2km down. The longest hike I’ve ever done. I did it! It’s been a while since I finished now. Almost so long that I’ve forgotten those tough parts… I’m basically ready for another overnighter now! I recall thinking along that final stretch around Lake St Clair how this week-long hike was both more difficult, and yet also easier in ways, …