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fansipan : Bruce Peck Adventures

Markets, Motorbikes and Moonshine

We’ve been to a lot of markets on this trip but the Bac Ha market in the north west corner of Vietnam, close to the border of China, is at the top of my list. Our pictures will give you a taste, but the Bac Ha market was an amazing fiesta of business and color added in large part by the dazzling clothing of the Flower H’mong people. Apparently Bac Ha is a sleepy rural town during the week, but on Sundays it busts at the seams when... Read More

Climbing Mt. Fansipan

When we entered Vietnam, I had never heard of Mt. Fansipan (or Phan xi Pang). At 3,143 meters (10,312 feet), Mt. Fansipan is no Mt. Everest. But it does rightfully claim the superlative of the tallest mountain in Indochina. Since I am hoping to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in a few months, I figured this would be a good start to my training regimen. When we arrived in Sapa, I shopped around for a tour operator in town and, in the process, found two folks... Read More