Golden Halong Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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We left Hanoi early AM on the 22nd for an overnight trip to Ha Long bay, a stunning Unesco Heritage site, 3-4 hours east of Hanoi. We were told not to cheap out on the boat for the overnight, so we went with a luxury cruise. Was pretty intimate with only 17 total guests aboard, mainly couples, one family. (capacity was about 40) On the way there, the van made a mandatory stop at this shopping area where the locals are actively painting, ...
... real quality in everything from painting to embroidery and ceramics to elegant statues! A stop in the café allowed us to fill up on necessary fluids and food before we boarded the bus to complete our return journey.
Shortly after 1400, we arrived back at the hotel we had left early the day before. Checked in and issued with a fresh room, Claire and I used the time to get ourselves organized and catch up on some much needed blogging! We ...
... I was quite comfy until it started to rain. And not just a little rain, buckets and buckets. I made the mad dash downstairs to my room and got a little soaked, but it was refreshing. I then also remembered about fiddling with the switches and was able to get my fan going so I could get some sleep. Breakfast was at 7:00 and then at about 7:45 we went to see some caves. The caves were neat in that they were so huge. I've been in a lot of caves this trip, but I still ...
... kinds of plastic bags, a rubber glove, many kinds of shoes and flip flops, one of all of them, of course and various other unsavoury debris.
There were two hotels right on the beach, but they were both full. I don't see how anyone can enjoy such a lovely beach with a discarded juice box at their feet, but I digress.
I put down my little towel and my bag and jumped into the water. It was the temperature of soup. Seriously. Ew. ...
... 1,969 islands. The views were spectacular and the skies very clear considering the incoming storm. The cruise between the islands was surreal and we enjoyed an excellent seafood lunch but we soon returned to shore as a precaution to the oncoming storm. With our group we walked the suspension bridge overlooking the bay which was by now devoid of boats which had moved to safer waters. In the morning we prepared for our trip back to Hanoi a little deflated as ...