Novotel Ha Long Bay
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Travel Blogs from Halong Bay
... at all. Nobody wanted the shrimp cooked with the skin and heads on, so I just chowed down on that. I also had three enormous spring rolls with spinach and rice. Nummy num num.
The tour group entertained me with bland conversation and then I walked back to my hotel for a good sleep before my ferry ride back home.
I walked to the dock, because it wasn't far at all and boarded the boat. As I was waiting for it to leave, the guy from the hotel chased me down and ...
... bar, really good top deck, and lovely attentive staff. Our room was fab too. Powerful air-con, hot shower; not exactly the ritz, but more than what was needed as the idea was not to be stuffed up in the room!
Our 'family', as our tour guide liked to call us, on the other hand were a bit stale. An older crowd, with some fairly annoying Irish accents, and some ...
... how and what you feel. Cruising through Halong Bay re-taught us to exist in the moment, not to try to move to quickly or to be to eager for the next item on the schedule or agenda. It was very freeing floating through the islands unable to move faster than the ship was choosing to go.
Eventually we made it to our destination, a small pier located on Cat Ba Island. We leisurely exited the ship. We were ...
... hot it was not great having another thick layer to contend with. There are about 50 families living in the village with a population of nearly 300. A local boatman takes you out for a ride around the islets and to see the local community. Above us a couple of Black Kites hovered, the only wildlife I saw here which was a little bit of a shame although others had seen monkeys on one of the larger islands.
As the sun lowered in the ...
After a little more struggling against currents and general incompetence in the water we made it to what we lovingly call Monkey prison island. This is a private island which you have to pay to get onto so you can sit on their beach for half an hour and (not) buy overpriced drinks from their bar. The main draw of this island is that it has a vastly steep hill which you can climb and get a really great view of the surrounding Islands. It's one of the highest ...
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