Sapa North Vietnam - well beyond the tourist track
If you love trekking or want to embrace a more authentic experience of Vietnam you have to head to Sapa and North Vietnam.
My guest today Phil Hoolihan gives us a very in-depth take on what the Sapa region offers from the well worn tourist tracks to the more authentic immersive type experiences you can get if you are prepared to dig a bit deeper.
Phil Hoolihan is an academic who came to the region over 20 years ago on a science project studying biodiversity. Having settled into the region his knowledge of the area, local minority groups, cultural norms and tourism is extensive.