Ha Long Hotel
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... towel, cold tea with lime and ginger and a 5 minute neck/shoulder massage...mmmmm - they got us - booked in for a 45 minute massage straight after a swim in the pool. Got ready for dinner and just managed 1 happy hour beer before being picked up. Dinner with the girls and then said our farewells as they were catching the boat to Phnom Penh early next morning.
Back to the Victoria and cocktails on the terrace watching the river and its dependants rolling past. ...
... are delivered by boys while we celebrate.
Young friends of the family dance to Western disco music at the other end of the restaurant. Thuy’s brother-in-law, father of Tam, is dancing with enormous gusto and style. I mentally christen him ‘the Vietnamese John Travolta’.
Thuy informs me she has now invited around 230 local people to her wedding.
The dancing stops and we all depart for bed around 11pm.
Monday August 4: The Big ...
... of an indicator which played we wish you a merry christmas when used (not often), a horn happy driver whos horn blew more often than Dales **** after a whole tin of baked beans, and plenty of stops to try and collect passengers for the bus. Despite this the scenery was lovely winding along the banks of the river watching life go by. We were ushered off the bus in the middle of nowhere with a hound of moto drivers around us, ...
... and enough garlic to feed France for a year! There was also, typically, lots of Coconuts on sale but at different prices due to the use of them – some were used for husks (carpets) while others would be sold for the juice (green coconuts). After the hectic market we headed out of the city and to a local fruit farm where we got to walk round the orchards and see what the fruits were that they grew. They had all the usual ones (mangoes, pineapples etc) as well ...
... Dad fell in love with these 2.
They were just so sweet. They wanted to practise there English so we were only too happy to oblige
After another fab meal on the boat and a good sleep we are up for the sunrise on the river. Not sure the camera could ever do it justice
After breakfast ...