Duc Thai Hotel
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... After lunch we sailed out into the maze that is Ha Long Bay. The bay consists of nearly 2000 limestone islands and rocks jutting from the sea all of which are different shapes and sizes. There are also lots of small floating villages where amazingly people live full time. After sailing for around 3 hours through some amazing scenery we anchored and took a kayak out for an hour. We (I) paddled round some of the islands and past floating villages and market ...
... s no hesitating or going back and somehow the traffic seems to find its way round you and it's ok.
It seems as if everyone lives on the streets, which makes sense in such a hot place. Tiny rooms/shops open out on to the road and everyone conducts their trade or just sits on the bits of pavement that are not used as a motorbike parking area. There's no question of walking on the pavement: the edge of the road is the only option. There is a vague ...
... cruise through these beautiful limestone islands that dot the bay (see pics). Absolutely stunning. There are over 2,000 of these limestone islands coming up out of the bay. Halong means "Descending Dragon" and ancient legend has it that God sent a Dragon to help the people conquer invaders. When the invasion was over, the Dragon stayed in the bay and these limestone protrusions are her and her childrens' bodies curled beneath the waves. Also prehistoric man lived here ...
... br> DAY 3: HANOI – TRAIN TO SAPA (B, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is your leisure time.
In the afternoon, let’s visit Hanoi Ethnology Museum. Enjoy dinner before boarding on an overnight train to Sapa.
DAY 4: SAPA – CAT CAT – Y LINH HO (B, L)
Early arrive in Lao Cai station; you will get transfer to Sapa, which
is about 30km away ...
... before walking back to our hotel!
We leave at 5:30 this evening for Beijing on what I expect will be another “1st class” train. We expect to go through the Vietnam/China border at about midnight. With the trouble brewing between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea it could be an interesting border crossing! We also change trains there - hopefully 1st class has a different meaning on Chinese ...