Month: February 2018


The Road Back from the Mountains

Is that a book title or something? It sounds familiar. What is not as familiar is the landscape we traversed back from Sapa, where we tried cupping for the first time, met local friends who held our hands as we hiked inches in the mud, hiked down the terraces, with the water buffalo, and took a rope bridge to lunch. Sapa remains one of the most hidden places we've traveled, a misted land of ancient traditions and welcoming souls. As we drove further from the China border back into Vietnam (with…