Novotel Ha Long Bay
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Up promptly to get to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Then onto a coach for the 60 mile trip to Halong Bay. 60 miles which took about 3 hours driving time. The traffic is terrible, although there are much fewer motorbikes. But the traffic is dense, and everyone travels slowly, which is good in a way as they can safely avoid accidents, even when …
... height: normal; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto;">After a few days we started taking part in the daily cruise quiz. We have a lot to prove after losing the Mison xmas quiz to Dave & Suzanne for the last 2 years. Suzanne is a formidable opponent with a vast array of general knowledge. Dave has previously shocked us with his knowledge of solar system dimensions. Just ask him how many times the earth would fit inside the sun to prove it.
For our full day in Hue we walked by the river and went through the gates into the citadel. It was a really pretty and peaceful place. We both really enjoyed wondering through the old citadel. We slowly walked back to our hotel and chilled out before going to dinner with the tour group. Apple had set up a special evening for the other couple who are on their honeymoon by putting a personal ...
... at it. I felt it rather rude for some visitor to Vietnam to start off a conversation to a local in this manner so I said are you an expert to which he started paddling away while saying he has worked with primates for 17 years - wish he would have shared some knowledge versus being a prick right off the bat. Lunch awaited us - three setting on this huge boat. We feasted on fresh squid, prawns and fish baked in ginger and lemon grass. How ...
... smelly but it brought us along the river like an old faithful friend. After an hour or so it started to drizzle a bit and we wanted to move us and our bags into the passengers compartment for which we had to pass the door of the captains hut. We were urged to join him and his mates (actually the correct word in this respect) and come in for a cup of tea. So we were sitting there behind the captain on a straw mat surrounded by about ...