We met Che Che in the center of Sapa while sitting by the main street for coffee. She was selling souvenirs and we advised her that there were too many people that sell those souvenirs and she should sell something different like coffee. We continued to chat for a while and had a great conversation and a good laugh. She has a great sense of humor.
In the end, she agreed that selling coffee was a good idea but she didn’t know how to write a sign in English to let people know that she was selling coffee. We offered to create a sign for her and that we would call her when it was done. We went to a supermarket and bought markers and paper sheets and made her a few signs that came out really nice. Unfortunately, we didn’t take pictures so you’ll just have to believe us ;).
After giving Che Che the signs, she was very happy and didn’t believe that anyone would do such a thing without requesting anything and we were also happy to know that she could use this to possibly earn more money.
A few weeks later, I called Che Che and asked her how the coffee business was going and to my delight, she said that on a hot day she sold ice coffee with success.
As you can understand, we didn’t do a trekking tour with her but she really impressed us and I feel that if you do take a trek with her you won’t be disappointed. So if you end up doing a trek with Che Che, please share your experience with us and send some pictures! And if you just want a cold coffee on a hot day, give her a call and meet her for coffee in Sapa!
Disclaimer: I don’t have a picture of Che Che. The picture I used is just one that I have taken during my visit to Sapa. If you meet Che Che, please take her picture and send it to me.
Che Che’s phone number is: +84 (0)984000391