Travel Blogs from Ha Long, Vietnam

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Cat Ba Island, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Cat Ba Island

A travel blog entry by meandher

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28 - 31 August Cat Ba ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... trekking and only $1 a kilo) and did some quick checks on the net to help with our itinerary for Cambodia / Laos. We got to Ha Long city around mid-day after about 3 hours on the mini-bus. We then boarded our home for the next day (a traditional boat) ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long City, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by eatdessertfirst

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We got picked up by the mini bus early from our hotel for the two day trip to the beautiful world heritage listed Ha Long Bay. Luckily we were first on the bus so bagged the good seats again (we are becoming very knowledgeable on which seats are good ...

Mad+character+limestone in the sea, Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Mad+character+limestone in the sea

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... , squat mausoleum. Halong Bay--Signed up for yet another tour (!) from Hanoi (but swore it would be my last in Vietnam...) and had a terrific 3-day cruise on a boat in this gorgeous area of the South China Sea, filled with limestone karst formations ...

Cat Ba and Ha Long, Ca Bat and Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Cat Ba and Ha Long

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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Photos from the last few ...

Rock the Cat Ba, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Rock the Cat Ba

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... that's what they meant. It was the first time the war had been in my face. I bought some pho (noodles) and left. Ha Long Bay was recently designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a title also given to places such as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, and ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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What an amazing place! Breath taking mountains jutting up out of the bay. Spent the night in a quite cove, on a boat, right in the middle of it all. Drinking Rice Wine (read moonshine) on ...

The Old Quarter and a few other things, Hanio and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

The Old Quarter and a few other things

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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... hazard. Somewhat average tour. Got it for $10USD from Stars Hotel if you are thinking of doing it. Ah running out of time...Ha Long Bay! Go there to chill. Lounge on a boat amongst limestone karsts. Turn your brain off, bring a book ( I ...

Pop-up Mountains and Legends, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Pop-up Mountains and Legends

A travel blog entry by arewethere.yet

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... accent and that my mother tongue is French.  Something could have been lost in translation...Ouen là!    In Ha Long, a mother dragon descended upon its bay to prevent the enemy from invading and to protect its people.  The dragons ...

Just Sailing around Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Just Sailing around Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... another day sailing around Halong Bay and then made our way by ac bus back to Hanoi, this was after another delicious lunch back in Ha Long City. Upon Arrival in Hanoi we repacked our bags in the guesthouse and ate dinner in one of the cafes we had found ...

Rain drops keep falling on my head..., Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Rain drops keep falling on my head...

A travel blog entry by themooners

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... brochures here in S.E. Asia and this is the only tour that you actually got what the picture showed. Outstanding. We ventured down to Ha Long Bay with the Janet, Shona and Calle for a farewell cruise. They are off to the north of Vietnam for trekking and ...

What a Load of Junk!!!!, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

What a Load of Junk!!!!

A travel blog entry by fouritchyfeet

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... , in a polite way, they were told to shut up, be quiet, your dirty, I don't want to talk anymore???? Jeez...us!@! Regardless of this, Ha long bay is amazing, it is exactly how you imagine it, it is beautiful and of course, it has to be done. Just a bit ...

Cruising halong bay, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Cruising halong bay

A travel blog entry by emmavarney

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... Aussies which is good, you always seem to relate and have a good joke with them. As always everyone is a bit quiet and shy....not for long.... We arrive and get on a small boat to take us to the 'white dolphin' which will be our home for the night. It is ...

Overnight Train, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Overnight Train

A travel blog entry by alanhopkins

... it took about 4 hours for us to get back, the absolutely correct sceptic in me thinks that they leave you on the boat for that long so they can string out the trip and make it seem more worthwhile. We spent the time on the top deck in the freezing cold ...

Mini Milford, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Mini Milford

A travel blog entry by es_rossi

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In Ha Long Bay schieben wir unser Holzboot erstmal durch die Tourimassen. Nache dem ersten Gewuehl entschaedigt aber die Aussicht. Es schifft zwar die ganze Zeit, aber beim Kajaken ist es eh egal von wo das Wasser kommt. Tolle Gesteinsformationen ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by tom_sarah

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Halong Bay to Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay to Hanoi

A travel blog entry by magswift

After sleeping well we breakfasted on the boat and returned to the mainland, where our bus drove us back to Hanoi. We had the afternoon to ourselves, so we mostly set out to find somewer good for lunch, settling on AQncient Tours in the old quarter. ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by thedays

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Hi from Hanoi--- After two days exploring here, yesterday, we loaded up in a car and drove 3 hours east to Ha Long Bay. It was fantastic and beautiful!!! We took a boat for a day into the bay where we visited caves, a lagoon with a "bat cave" that ...

Halong Bay, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by marco-2010

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... dégage juste avant 12h donc hop, je book un voyage en bateau pour la journée ! Ce site est le plus réputé du Vietnam mais avec un ciel gris cela avait vraiment rien d'extraordinaire. Tant pis, ce sera pour une prochaine fois ! J'ai ...

Volleyball with an Irishman and a Kiwi, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Volleyball with an Irishman and a Kiwi

A travel blog entry by fitz124

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... left Hanoi for a three-day tour of Ha Long Bay last Saturday at 7am (I think). The trip involved a four hour bus journey to Ha Long Bay, a transfer boat to the Jolly Roger and day one consisted of swimming once we got on-board, this also included for ...

The sea at last!, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

The sea at last!

A travel blog entry by gilesandjane

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Three days chilling on beaches and the boat in, once again, stunning scenery. Thank God Giles managed to narrowly escape a, probably rabid, monkey bite. Jane suggested it thought Giles was a gorilla intruding on its ...

Halong bay, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Halong bay

A travel blog entry by lhughes

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Halong Bay is an amazing place! The only downside was the weather, we were very unluckly. It was very very very cold on the island and it did rain on and off for the few days. Thankfully on the last day we had clear skies and sun! We went for a three day ...

Entrepreneurial Vietnam, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Entrepreneurial Vietnam

A travel blog entry by disco_stu

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... him VimJay. VimJay first came into my life at 8am on the morning of the 11th June. He was my tour guide for the fabled Ha Long Bay. I’d decided to book a tour to coincide with some friends from earlier in my travels and to their credit it was a ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by dib

I decided to opt for a 3 day, 2 night tour of Ha Long Bay and was soooo excited about it. Sadly it was absolutely chucking it down when I got up to catch the bus to the port and I knew that I would be extremely lucky to see any sun. :( The scenery was ...

Island Hopping Paradise, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Island Hopping Paradise

A travel blog entry by ebenbolter

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... a day trip to see just a couple of these islands by boat. Up and out by 8am, the 3 and a half hour bus trip to Ha Long Bay was a breeze compared to some of the buses we've endured. We hopped straight on to our boat with typical vietnamese 'no safety' ...

Ha Long Bay, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Ha Long Bay

A travel blog entry by martha.radtke

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... ; This is no way this can be real.  We're kids. This boat is sick. We're in Vietnam!!! Here is my attempt at describing Ha Long Bay:  Almost 2,000 island masses protruding through the water. Covered in a light, transparent fog, majestically ...

Limestone Rock Formations, Ha Long, Vietnam travel blog

Limestone Rock Formations

A travel blog entry by mlrucker

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... excited to go! We got on the bus and the first things the local tour guide told us was, "If you haven't been to Ha Long Bay, you haven't been to Vietnam!" Well good thing I was going! It was a four hour bus ride with a 30 minute stop in the middle at a ...

Welcome to the Party Boat, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Welcome to the Party Boat

A travel blog entry by larkyontour

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... a deep cut! Ow! What is it with these injuries that I get from these rocks? That’s twice that’s happened in Vietnam now! Despite this, I was still well up for checking out the cave, but time was against us, darkness was quickly beginning to ...

Cruising a Thousand Islands, Ha long Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Cruising a Thousand Islands

A travel blog entry by johnandtheresa

After a few days in Hanoi we went to Hao long Bay.Great few days and amazing value. Sadly we have no photos of this beatiful area as we thought the camera had finally packed up after John dropped it in Bangkok. The screen was broken when that happened and ...

Halong Bay Day 186 (22nd Nov), Ha Long , Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay Day 186 (22nd Nov)

A travel blog entry by leehorscraft

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Today I awoke feeling incredibly comfortable in my bed, wanting to lie there for hours, however I couldn't, I had more pressing matters at hand, namely breakfast. After making myself look half respectable and drinking more of the red wine from last ...

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