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Travel Blogs from Halong Bay
... were visiting was away from the main tourist area of Halong Bay, and so we were often the only boat in sight. During our time relaxing on the top deck we watched a number of sea eagles swooping down to catch fish just below the surface.
We stopped later in the afternoon just off a small island with a beach and cave. We spent part of the afternoon on the beach chatting with other travellers and watching the young members of the crew play beach football. ...
... Halong Bay was beautiful. It actually means "Dragon's Landing", which makes sense because we felt like we were in a scene from Jurassic park. The pictures will do it much more justice than anything we could say. Before we knew it we were on a four hour bus ride back to ...
... green carrots and seafood (eyeballs included).
Every time I thought the meal was huge, and then they'd bring out two more dishes.
After lunch we went for a cruise to the kayaking spot.
The eight of us hopped into four kayaks and with the guidance of Lhu, explored the caves and lagoons of Ha Long Bay.
I know I say I have multiple favorite moments in Asia, but kayaking in the bay may just take the cake. ...
... eight different people, all coming from different destinations, to meet up in the most beautiful place on earth.
Was it always easy, no. (You should see our spreadsheet for who still owes who money, and in want currency.) But I am so proud of my friends and our friendship, because this was a trip that I will cherish forever.
Please, check out the pictures of the bay. Easily, the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.
... our dining time, which was considerable, with these new friends.
While I should now get on and wax lyrical about Halong Bay, I just have first to eulogise about the quality of the food aboard the Dragon Pearl. It was quite simply sensational. This had been recommended to us earlier in our trip by a nice couple from Worthing and we are so grateful to them. The meals were mostly fish and they were without exception of the highest order. One meal ...