Waking up in a comfy bed rather than a small bunk in a train was nice. Breakfast at the hotel was eatable not fantastic, I opted for the banana pancakes.
We had a chill morning in the hotel before heading out on a walk to the closest village, Cat Cat. It was a 3k walk, something I figured even my sore hip could manage. It was a beautiful walk down.
However, when we reached the bottom of the hill we were told that we needed tickets to keep walking into the village and they could only be purchased half way up the hill. There was no way that we would walk up, get tickets to then walk down again so we started our return.
On the way there was a café with awesome view but no guests, we woke the poor dude up that worked there when we walked in.
When we returned to Sa Pa not that long later I was starving from all the exercise and stopped for a Beef noodle soup, pretty much without beef, still good and filling.
As the day went along, it got colder and colder and at one point a hot chocolate felt like a good idea…Swedish summer like weather…
Then it was time to head back to the bigger village to have dinner and then get back on the train for Hanoi.
After a big lunch I had a small dinner, and a beer…
That kept multiplying.
Peace out ma peeps!