SAPA, Vietnam: 2019 Ethical Travel Guide

Paula Martinelli Ethical Traveling, Sapa, Travel, Vietnam 3 Comments

Ethical Tourism in Sapa and why I recommend booking an independent homestay Ethical travel is about creating better places to live and better places to visit – These 7 steps on my Ethical Travel Guide for Sapa help highlight why it is important to hire a local guide and to book an independent homestay if you are going to trek …

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

Paula Martinelli Travel, Vietnam 12 Comments

Find out if homestay in Sapa experience is for you Trek and homestay with the Black H’mong in Sapa was one of the best experiences of my life! If you are considering to hike and homestay in Sapa, and have the most authentic experience of the real life in this beautiful region of Vietnam, this is a great start for …

Everything you need to know about trek & homestay in Sapa

Paula Martinelli Blog, Travel, Vietnam 7 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.