Halong Hidden Charm
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Jack and I waken and get ready to be collected by a tour bus that will take us to Halong Bay. We shower up, head downstairs for a quick breakfast and wait for the bus. It arrives, late, but we're here and on it. The journey is a long one as we drive and drive... 4.5 hours later we arrive in Halong Bay. The Tour Guide asks us to write down our name, mark our age under either the male or female column and also your nationality - simple enough right? The form is passed around and it's ...
... vibe around the place but that was just us. We carried on and eventually got to Halong bay. We boarded the boat and had lunch. I said no sea food. What did I get? Sea food. I ended up just having a bowl of rice. We sailed around and then got off the boat to do some kayaking which was really nice. You went under little caves to huge spaces. It was so quiet, was great compared to ...
... was a boat cruise and lunch, which meant chatting to some tourists whilst looking over the views. Once we'd arrived at our destination, we preceeded to walk through some spectacular natural formed caves and you could actually see shapes in them, such as bears and even a penis. The final part before our trip back was a kayak on the bay, which was amazing as we got to see a famous floating village which used to house over 100 fishermen and families. The photos ...
... your very own spring roll! To fry the roll, you can fry it with oil in a pan until the sides become a dark orange. Finally, you can eat and enjoy the crispy spring roll and even eat the rice paper casing, if you prefer! After the demonstration, Binh invited us all to try making our own spring rolls. Eager to show off our skills to Binh, many of us made our own. Then, Binh would hold up each of the spring rolls and "analyze it," as though he was a judge. Either way, we were ...
... folk tale. Our guide shared with us that according to this folk tale, Vietnam was the victim of aggression and war. So, a dragon came down from the sky to breathe its fire upon the warring boats. The fire then created a series of islands, which became the 1,000+ islands that now make up Halong Bay. After our three hour bus ride to Halong Bay, we boarded the boat that would be our "home" for the afternoon, evening, and part of the next day. We were excited ...