Halong Hidden Charm
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... br> That night we had a sunset party and happy hour to get to know the other guests. What a varied group of nations were represented - German, Polish, Danes, New Yorkers, Italian, Japanese and of course, a few Australians. Drinks were followed by a cooking demonstration where we were shown how to make spring rolls - part of another 7 course dinner.
Thursday started with Tai Chi on the sundeck at 6.15. We weighed ...
... wonder they were questioning us on why did we chose the Indochina sails.
The boat was amazing, it was based on a traditional Chinese junk boat, and from the moment we stepped on board we were treated like royalty. Our cabin had the most amazing view of the bay just rolling past as we sailed through the bay. The bath even had this view! We started the cruise with a 5 course meal and with my dietary requirements of no fish they prepared a whole separate menu just for ...
... book and take in the view! It was nice to wake up and look out the window and realise you're at sea with a constantly changing view. It was pretty cool to sit in the dining room to eat lunch and your view is literally changing as you eat. This may all sound rather obvious to you old timer cruisers, but for a novice like me, it's, well, a novelty!
On our first evening we did some night squid fishing from the front of the boat. You dip your fishing rod into the water, wriggle ...
... called on the Mother Dragon and her child to come to earth and help them. As the invaders rushed towards the shore, the dragons emptied pearls from their mouths which crashed into the sea to form the isles and karsts seen there today. The fast boats of the invaders couldn’t stop in time and their boats were smashed to pieces on the rocks. After the victory, Mother and Child Dragon stayed on earth and various parts of the bay can be matched to parts of the dragons.
... the closest and he chucked his beers into our boat and we tried to help save the girl with a damaged foot. We eventually got her out of the murky, silty water and onto our two man kayak. Shaun managed to float his boat again and went on it by himself to go back to the junk, so Alex and I carried on with our passenger.
Our passenger then proceeded in telling us that we weren’t paddling at the same time and that she was really upset as she wanted to paddle. Of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking