I'm not ashamed to admit that I had to get some (okay...A LOT of) hands-on assistance from a 12-year old (who probably weighed 70 lbs. soaking wet) and a lady in plastic sandals with a baby strapped to her back, in order to prevent myself from sliding down the cliff during our muddy and slippery trek through the rice terraces of Sapa and the Lao Chai and Ta Van Hmong villages. Welcome to "real trekking" in Sapa, Vietnam.
|Fog dissipating, revealing the beautiful rice terraces and river valley below. We were about to start trekking down into the valley.|
|We woke up to this promising view on our second day in Sapa! Beautiful blue skies above the cloud line.|