Wherever I go, whether in Central America or Southeast Asia, I've always found day and night markets to be the perfect place to actually live like the locals. Aah...the sights, sounds and scents of a market makes me feel like a kid again. There's always something that I've never seen before that catches my eyes and either surprises or shocks me. It's that sweet innocence that keeps me traveling and wanting to see more of what this world has to offer. Here are just some of the sights that caught my eye at the Sapa Market.
It's interesting and a relief to see that western culture hasn't really rubbed off on the Hmongs, Dao's, and other minority groups surrounding Sapa. It's a refreshing pace of life, well, that compared to our local celebs flashing their privates and what not. And even though tourism is growing in the remote valley of Sapa, time stands still here.