Vietnam: 25 pictures to inspire you to visit

Paula Martinelli Gallery, Image, Travel, Vietnam 7 Comments

Discover the amazing VIETNAM in 25 pictures A very diverse country, that offers a mix of big and busy cities with lots of history, a coastline with beautiful beaches, you can hike the mountains in Sapa, go on a cruise in the Mekong Delta or in Halong Bay. The colors and flavors of Vietnam are unparalleled and unique. Welcome to Vietnam …

Sapa – The best 3 days trek and homestay itinerary in 2019

Paula Martinelli Travel, Vietnam 6 Comments

Sapa is located in the mountains in the North of Vietnam, and tourism in this part of the country has increased in the past few years due to the beautiful trek and also the opportunities to live like a local at a homestay with one of the hill tribes.
The itineraries will vary, depending on the length of time you choose, the guide and the weather conditions, but each experience is remarkable and unique.

How to do an authentic Homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa

Paula Martinelli Travel, Vietnam 12 Comments

Find out if homestay in Sapa experience is for you While trek and homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa was one of the best experiences of my life, I understand it is not for everyone. In this guide you can find what to expect from the amazing experience of an authentic homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa. I …

Everything you need to know about trek & homestay in Sapa

Paula Martinelli Blog, Travel, Vietnam 8 Comments

Sapa is located beyond the clouds in a mountain town in Lao Cai Province which also includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fan Si Pan.

It is in a remote place in Vietnam located about 350 km northwest of Hanoi, close to the Chinese border. We were so close to China that while my phone didn’t have service in much of Vietnam, in Sapa I could get on service from China.