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Travel Blogs from Halong Bay
Getting to this remarkable and beautiful spot involved a 12 hour overnight train ride followed by 4 hours in a bus, all very interesting and exciting bits of travelling and very much worthwhile.
This is amazing collection of thousands of limestone islands which rise steeply from the sea, and a very popular tourist destination. It was voted one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
I've wanted to go to Halong Bay ever since my friend Emily went backpacking through Vietnam nearly 7 years ago. Strangely this year 8 people I've known have already visited Vietnam, and everyone of them has reported back that Halong Bay was foggy, grey and drizzly so you couldn't see the jade waters and 2000 odd limestone islands scattered in the distance that the Bay is known for. I was not liking our chances of having a decent view but thankfully ...
... whole area took on a orange tinge and a strange mist seem to hang above the water. The sunset was beautiful and we sat and watched it on the deck with a large gin and tonic. A great way to enjoy any sunset.
A Vietnamese cooking demonstration took place on the sundeck and we were shown how to make spring rolls and how to craft flowers from carrots using a nifty little cutter. Dinner was lovely consisting of locally caught seafood.
... are a result of human trafficking. Blue Dragon is about providing a service to get kids back in school and off the streets, very inspirational.
It’s about a 4 hour trip out to Ha Long Bay....lots of interesting things along the way as you get to see more of North Vietnam. We stopped along the way at a stone carving factory where the less fortunate have been given the opportunity to work. The statues are amazing and come in ...
... pretty with the colourful lights that have been placed inside. The tour of the cave lasted about 1 hour, the shapes inside were amazing. After we got back on the boat it started to depart for Halong City, we sat on the top deck and took in the view and enjoyed the sunshine. The journey back felt quite long as we were shattered, but we had an amazing day and meet some lovely people from all around the world: US, HK, Singapore, Vietnam, Oz, England and Germany. ...
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