Just spent a few wonderful days in Sapa, lovely town, scenery so beautiful loved it. However the saddest part was all the litter everywhere, of which I think is mostly due from tourists.
On the first day I joined a small group of really lovely travellers to go round 3 villages we were all independent and we clicked together, and enjoyed our day. I was stunned when I saw one lady just throw her trash onto the group. My face must of shown this as she said to me 'i don't want to do it but no choice' ????!!!, I was too stunned to say anything regrettably!! Later I saw another group do exactly the same.
We all had bags and would return to hotels afterwards (a 3 hour trip total) why they could nt h hold onto it till then astounds me, so I beg of all tourists please don't add to this. Yes there is no bins but that does nt mean the countryside is a bin!!