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... pictures. Even I couldn't screw those up. It was also a lot cooler in the cave; I had just started to regulate my temperature downwards, and each step up the staircase got warmer and warmer. I was drenched in sweat by the time we got back to the boat. We took the boat back to the cruise ship and had some time to pack up before we had one final meal on the boat, which was really good. It was a brunch: fried spring rolls, fried fish with ...
... night market was on so we popped along to see what he craic was there. It was huge. Stretching the full length of a mile long street. It was fun enough especially as people still tried to ride their scooters up and down amongst the crowds of people. Very popular with the locals and some decent food on offer as well. We covered the full strip and by that time I had had my fill of markets and was in desperate need of a beer and a sit down. We headed back to a little street ...
Halong bay is a unesco world heritage sights and is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Imagine the busiest tourist destination you have been to, now imagine the sheer volume of people boarding boats within a 1 hour departure period, now imagine been part of a cattail herd. Starting out I. This experience I have to say, I was very wary, even by SE Asia standards of the tourist trap, it is inviabatble that if you have short period to see everything then one will ...
... to feed monkeys. This was followed by a cooking class before lunch, then we were on our way back to shore to get on the shuttle.
Back in Hanoi we went for dinner to our fav little Bun Bo spot again , our last night before leaving to go to Hue. We decided to fly with Vietnam Airways instead of an overnight train, we're talking the difference between 1hr 10mins as opposed to 12 hours on train. Best decision we made :)
Sorry dear readers, but the internet connections in Halong Bay, although nominally there, were too random and unpredictable to be of any use so we were offline for most of the time. Hence, no blog for a couple a days.
To get you up to speed, a four hour car drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay had us on the water in our home for the next three days, "Signature Halong Bay" just in time to sit down for lunch. The motors were turned on and it was goodbye ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking