Halong Pearl Hotel
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... this huge tourist store halfway to Halong Bay. They made lawn statues there and did embroidery and had jewellery, etc.
It felt good to stretch our legs. The weather was about perfect 20 C. and a mix of sun and cloud.
We arrived at the port and within 10 minutes made our way through the crowds of tourists and were sailing away on the Annam Junk. We had booked it through our hotel the night before ...
... had to get on a traditional Vietnamese rowing boat, then a man rowed us into this Eden!
Once inside the lagoon, there were monkeys perched all over the rock cliffs!! We've seen and experienced the presence of monkeys throughout most of our journeys, but here? Pretty cool to see them climb the walls like trees...very talented bunch! Lollllll
What a wonderful last moment in the pristine surroundings of what is Halong Bay ...
... down to a seafood (and chicken) buffet, whilst mingling with the rest of the guests on board. All the boats were docked in the same place at night and beautifully decorated, lighting up the whole area with vibrant colours.
The next day was extremely interesting as we made our way to Cat Ba Island. The day was spent cycling around the island, surrounded by beautiful mountains and then visiting a village, where we got to really ...
... disassembled. For the twenty year history of the village, the government has been fighting them in their trash disposal property. Since Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there are certain standards that must be kept up. The throwing of trash into the bay falls short of this. After years of warnings, the government has decided to move the villages on land. Preservation of UNESCO status trumps the desires of the villagers. After the ...
... a contrast to the noise and bustle of Hanoi.
Back on the boat we lay on the top deck watching the limestone formations float by. At 7pm I was collected after finishing my cocktail. I booked myself in for what I thought was going to be a relaxing neck and shoulder massage. Ha...I was pummeled and chopped like mad. Almost a funny video moment. How can someone so little be so strong. No chance to fall asleep but I do feel good now... even though my ...