It’s been nearly ten years since we’ve visited the hilly northern region of Vietnam, centering on the town of Sapa. Dominated by small indigenous villages, rice fields and winding rivers, this is one of the most beautiful regions we’ve been lucky to visit.

Life is simple here – most families grow (and kill) their own food. Nothing is wasted and much of what they eat comes from beside the road or in the forest.

Over two days our wonderful guide, Sung showed us various villages as we walked up and down hills and through valleys in this beautiful part of the world.