Halong Pearl Hotel
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So last night on the boat got a little surreal. They had a karaoke machine and we used it. I sang Mysterious Girl by Peter Andre and Circle of Life from the Lion King. Karaoke on a boat floating in Ha Long Bay. That happened. Then we went to our tiny bedroom. I slept ok, but woke up with military precision for more Flock Tourism. First we went to Monkey Island where a crowd of monkeys had gathered to see the tourists in their natural environment. They ...
... to be like a wall. As you get closer, you see that they are not connected and you can easily navigate between the myriad of land formations. The ocean itself is like emerald in colour and in every direction you look, it's shining up at you.
To get to Halong Bay, most people take tours out of Hanoi (you basically have no choice but to do this). From the capital city, it is a (mostly) peaceful drive alongside small villages and ...
... your passengers off at one end. Let them use the toilets. Then they have to walk through to the other end to get picked up. Tbh it was all rather tacky and the cost was crazy. It was £5000 for one of them. Talk about not knowing your market. They had walls were people who had brought things had their details and photos put up as a kind of "look at me I brought this". Very funny. Back in the car and off we went again. Another well planned stop at another factory. ...
... look from my beloved wife as the barmen told me I owed him for 16 beers, was icier than any one of those beers. The Viets obviously can't add up, I said...Tom was giving our room number instead of his,I said...THERE MUST BE SOME MISTAKE I SAID!!!
Luckily each beer only cost $1.50!!
We then went to a floating pearl farm (groaannn) and my fellow squid fisherman all looked very green around the tentacles.
A cooking course ...
... feet in front of me and I still wouldn't spot it. Lakota will verify that I am not exaggerating. To compensate for my poor observation skills, I have learnt the collective terms for the groups of animals, I might not spot them but I can name them. Show host Chase announced that we had a question on collective terms after a question a couple of weeks ago on a group of rhino. I was ready to answer! I knew it was a crash of rhino and could also tell him about a dazzle of ...