Travel Blogs from Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Beautiful Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by kally563

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My watch has died. This is a sign. The rest of the trip needs to be more relaxed. Yesterday, we headed for Halong Bay, about three hours outside of Hanoi. A private car out was included in our tour, but were we to do it again, we would forgo the car, save ...

The Halong Adventure, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

The Halong Adventure

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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As a tourist it is impossible to visit Vietnam without a trip to Halong Bay. Halong Bay is an area of natural beauty created by thousands of islands of different shapes and sizes. Tours to the area are very popular, and in Hanoi there are hundreds of ...

So cold..., Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

So cold...

A travel blog entry by zee

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... , no one fell in the water. On our second day we were dropped off very early at Cat Ba island, the largest island in Halong Bay. Our mission- a 6km trek through the interior. It started out a bit rough, and then got like a Vietnam war movie. Mud, dense ...

Halong Bay - Day 17, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay - Day 17

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... go a bit wild as there were little stones in there which were quite painful. Maybe I just have sensitive feet. We cruised around Halong Bay and it is rather breath taking. It was rather cloudy but that gave it a mystic feel which was also rather nice, ...

Two day trip to Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Two day trip to Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... ; There was only about 15 of us on the boat so it felt quite intimate even though we were surrounded by dozens of other tourist boats. Halong Bay is very touristy and it is easy to see why - it is stunning.  We set off sailing and soon got to see ...

Junk Boat into Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Junk Boat into Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... thought that we might want to rent a moped here, but now I’ve thought better of it. Anyway, the trip to Halong Bay was actually very beautiful.  Vietnam is the world’s top producer of rice and now I see why.  I got to see rice being ...

Halong Bay - Day 18, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay - Day 18

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... was only a 100km journey, so I have no idea why it needed to take four hours and it felt like every single car or bike in Vietnam was overtaking us! We let Hung know that we had a bus to catch and he said that it was inconvenient to drop us off first but ...

Beauteous Bay, Halong Bay, Thailand travel blog

Beauteous Bay

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... Once the trees finish blooming, they are cut off and the roots are once again planted in the ground to grow a new tree. Halong Bay is a Unesco World Heritage Site. It means "dragon descending into the sea". Huge limestone cliffs jut sharply out of ...

Halong time in the making, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong time in the making

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... with the team taking their mopeds they have travelled up the country on and converting them into boats to allow them to traverse Halong Bay's karst outcrops to one of the floating fishing villages. The TV has a habit of making things look awe-inspiring. ...

Bay of the Descending Dragon, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Bay of the Descending Dragon

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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From almost the beginning of Vietnamese time, Halong Bay protected Vietnam from invaders. Originally, the bay was vulnerable to invading naval ships, which allowed easy access to the Red River Delta in the heart of Nam Viet. The gods saw this ...

Halong Gay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Gay

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... for the rest of the journey. We arrive to the hotel, and after a couple of hours we leave for our 6 hour boat trip of Halong Bay. We have a whole boat to ourselves, with two stories, a covered restaurant with sun bathing deck above. It is plush and lunch ...

Sailing the waters of Halong bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Sailing the waters of Halong bay

A travel blog entry by markandjade

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... our way up on deck to relax and watch the beautiful view. Our boat sailed amongst some of the 2000 limestone karst that make Halong bay so famous. Even the weather started to clear for us and the views were pretty spectacular. We sailed till 4pm where we ...

Bay Of the Dragons, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Bay Of the Dragons

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... here, checked out of my hotel, where they sneakily added 10% "government tax" to the bill, probably as I hadnt booked my Halong Bay trip with them - didnt have time to argue, but realised later that nobody else in Vietnam was charging me this tax. ...

Tours can be fun...Really., Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Tours can be fun...Really.

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... Thailand, even one can spoil a group. Like ebola. This in mind, it was with some concern that we boarded the bus to Halong Bay, a coastline of karst limestone formations similar to the ones we saw at Tam Coc, except on a much larger scale. I'm still ...

Halong Bay and the wine tax!!!, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay and the wine tax!!!

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... for another free breako of eggs on french bread with chilli sauce and some noodles. The bus arrived to collect us and take us to Halong Bay to go for a cruise around the Archipelago. After about a 3 hour bus ride we arrived in Ha Long City and waited ...

Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by suzukistorey

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Happy New Year Halong Bay is one of the natural beauties of the world and we were fortunate enough to spend New Years Eve floating around it. It was touch and go as to whether or not we would have a boat or not but after climbing over three we got to ...

Beautiful but busy bay of islands, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Beautiful but busy bay of islands

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... for mooring space on the quay. And so, back on the bus for the journey to Hanoi. Though I am pleased we visited Halong Bay, and found the scenery really awe-inspiring, I must say that the scale of tourism detracted from the experience somewhat. And ...

Why is it called a

Why is it called a "JUNK" ???

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... after Easter.  I've been waiting for this exact moment to book a two day cruise of Vietnam's premier natural wonder and Unesco World Heritage site... Halong Bay.  The bay and it's magnificent 3000 islands were formed thousands of years ago when ...

Vodka, Rocks and Monkeys, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Vodka, Rocks and Monkeys

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... was expecting for our 30 pounds, and I had heard that Halong Bay was beautiful, but the trip far exceeded my expectations. Halong Bay has over 3000 islands, which have caves, beaches and various grottos caused by nature over thousands of years. Legend ...

Boat Tour, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Boat Tour

A travel blog entry by dane

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... can't feel what joy I took in all of it.  So I'll just have to remember, as best I can. With that said, it is Halong Bay and I still managed to take a fair number of photos.  On the second morning we had some nice light for an hour or ...

A Night in a Junk on Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

A Night in a Junk on Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by sfrtw

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More pics here We booked an overnight trip to Halong Bay, one of the top 10 attractions in Vietnam and a UNESCO World Heritage site.   We were surprised to discover that we were the only guests on our boat, the Bai Tu Long Junk.  The ...

Got Milk?, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Got Milk?

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... being put on some scales just outside of Halong City which surely can never be a good thing for the dog in a country such as Vietnam. Back in Hanoi I had just a few hours till the bus left to Hue but unfortunately there was a power cut in the hotel so ...

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 ...

A dog is for dinner not just for Christmas!, Hanoi and Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

A dog is for dinner not just for Christmas!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... means "Dragon Descending" and the Vietnamese believe that a Dragon landed in the bay to protect Vietnam, from the invading Chinese fleets. The route to Halong Bay takes you through Northern Hanoi and many towns which are famous for dog and I am not ...

Pretty even on a bad weather day, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Pretty even on a bad weather day

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... cave would make for a fabulous venue for a night club. Maybe that's what prompted the guy to say hello:)   Ha Long Bay is beautiful. More beautiful than Milford Sound. Even though the weather was crappy. Even though it was steaming hot when it ...

Hanging out in Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Hanging out in Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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This morning we got a bus to the docks so that we could board our boat for our trip around Halong Bay. The boat was pretty cool. There was only our group on there which was good, but there were absolutely loads of other boats which took away a little of ...

Hanoi and the continued rain..., Hanoi - Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Hanoi and the continued rain...

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... forecast for the next week and there was only one nice day, the following day, so went round several places enquiring about tours to Halong Bay (karst (limestone) islands in the sea similar to those we'd seen in China). We would have preferrd to have gone ...

Halong Bay Boat Trip, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay Boat Trip

A travel blog entry by alexosler

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Through our hotel we booked a 2 days and 1 night boat trip to Halong Bay (look it up). The night before we was due to go we had really bad rain and we was really worried that we wouldn't get to go as we had read a few reviews from other people that it had ...

How Long is Halong???, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

How Long is Halong???

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... little room with private en-suite and that all important air-con, even though this wasn't exactly needed as the average temperature at Halong Bay is a mere 25 degrees. For those that don't know what Halong Bay is obviously do not watch Top Gear and ...

Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam travel blog

Halong Bay

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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