How are you doing? Have you ever seen the plum blossoms in Sapa?
When it comes to plum blossoms, people are often confused between plum blossoms and cherry blossoms, as these two kinds of flowers look quite similar.
However, it seems that plum blossoms usually bloom earlier in winter while the flowering time of cherry blossoms is in mid March. Besides, plum blossom petals have round tips, unlike cherry blossoms with a notch at the tip of each petal. Đọc tiếp Plum blossoms→
Today is Christmas. I’m celebrating Christmas. How is Christmas celebrated where you live?
In Sapa, Christmas this year is quieter compared to previous years. Because of Coronavirus pandemic, there are no festival events, and not many visitors came here on Christmas Eve. However, I still feel the joyful Christmas atmosphere in every corner of Sapa.
These days in Sapa, the weather has been colder, the spruces on the streets have become gorgeous Christmas trees, and the Stone Church looks stunning in the night like a painting drawn by sketches of light. Almost everyone is relishing Christmas with joy and happiness.
I love celebrating Christmas because it’s the time for me to send my gifts and best wishes to everyone. Christmas is also meaningful to me as it reminds me of the marvelous birth of Jesus.
Merry Christmas to you all.
P.S. I love to send you a Christmas letter from Sapa. Enjoy your Christmas Eve, Brothers and Sisters.
Today, I’d like to share with you a little bit about Sapa Church.
Sapa Church stands in central Sapa. It was built in 1926 by the French. The church is called “Holy Rosary Church” here, but the correct translation of the Vietnamese name “Nhà thờ Đức mẹ Mân Côi” should be “Church of our Lady of Rosery”. Local people, however, are more familiar with the name “The Stone Church”, as it is built with stones.
Sapa Church has stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus. Even though the church is quite small with its simple architecture, it has a history of nearly 100 years and has witnessed the ups and downs of the town. Đọc tiếp Sapa Church →
Do you like pine trees? If yes, you definitely need to visit Sapa at least once. There are many kinds of pines here. A mong them, spruce is most common and we can see it everywhere in Sapa.
The spruces have conical shape. They are big, and their average height is between 10 and 20m. Each branch of a spruce has a lot of small needles. The needles are stiff, slender, pointy, and symmetrical on the branches.
The spruce cones are soft and flaky. The cones look pretty and as tiny as jujubes. When the spruce needles and cones get old, their colours will turn from green to brown. This is also the time when the dried branches fall on the ground.
Besides providing oxygen and beautifying Sapa, spruces are also home to many kinds of birds, especially sparrows. People also use spruces for Christmas decoration.
I really love the spruces in Sapa as they are like our close friends who always stand firm and are there for us.
Today is a brand new day, and my heart is full of gratitude for Sapa.
I’m grateful for Sapa’s fresh air, beautiful landscapes, and temperate climate. Thanks to Sapa, we can breathe fresh air every day, and enjoy cool summers with a pleasant temperature. Đọc tiếp Thank you, Sapa!→
How’s it going? What’s the weather like where you live?
Sapa is in winter. It has been cold, foggy, and rainy for nearly one month. But last Sunday, it was warm and nice, so I decided to get up early, and ride to the Oolong tea hill in the morning sun.
When I came to the Oolong tea hill, and looked from above. The green of the Oolong tea hills, the pink of the cherry blossoms, the white of the clouds and fog, everything mixed perfectly to make a stunning landscape.
Today, I’d like to share with you a thing about Sapa that I’m so proud of. Can you guess what it is? It’s Mount Fansipan.
Known as the highest mountain in Vietnam, Mount Fansipan is 3.143 m above sea level. The mountain belongs to Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The reason why this mountain is named Fansipan is still unknown, but the name “Fansipan” is famous for many people who want to conquer the mountain.
When was the last time you saw a rainbow? A few weeks ago, I came across a rainbow on a beautiful day.
I remember, when I was a little girl, I often wondered where the rainbows come from. Thanks to the physics lessons in high school, I’ve learned that a rainbow is formed when the sunlight shines through raindrops. Rainbows are the phenomenon of light dispersion. That’s what remains in my mind from physics classes. In simple words, when it’s sunny and rainy at the same time, rainbows might come out.