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Travel Blogs from Halong Bay
... Back on the bikes it was a lovely ride mostly downhill on decent roads and pathways taking us through the jungle and then down into a valley of rice fields with a few water buffalo grazing. Then it was through a village where there was a stage and sound system set up with a couple of guys singing karaoke to an audience of maybe five people. I hope the party picks up later for their sake. At the end of the village we stopped and parked our bikes to take in a ...
... houses in the towns tend to be very narrow one room wide, but about 5 stories with the ground floor for their beloved mopeds, washing, dogs, general living and are open fronted. Other areas the houses are little more than one room buildings which also house the bikes. At about 10.30 we have a 30min stop at a co-operative where they carve marble Buddhas, lion & dragons of all sizes (Karen you would have loved them), silk thread stitched pictures, which are amazing and I buy one ...
... up the ingredients is the most time-consuming part. Here is the recipe should you wish to try them:
300g ground pork (or any mince meat / shellfish that you desire)
150g ‘ear’ mushrooms
100g Rice noodles (soaked in water to soften them but not cooked)
100g Chopped Spring onions
100g Grated carrot
Chicken stock cube (they had some kind of white powder that they said was made from chicken bones)
... Cave, which was found by a French geology student in the early 1900s. The reason the cave is so surprising is due to the three different rooms you can enter, each one much larger than the last. It would have been somewhat more surprising if I hadnīt looked it up on Google beforehand. After the cave we kayaked around the rocks, in some ways the place was almost too vast to explore by kayak but it was great to get a different point of view.
We went back and ...
The typhoon finally passed, and we hopped on a bus to Halong Bay to start our tour. We chose a tour that had the reputation for being nice, but still with a bit of a party atmosphere. After boarding the boat, we cruised around the beautiful bay just relaxing on the top deck. After a few hours we visited a cave, an island where you can climb to the top for some great views, and we did ...