Ocean Beach Resort
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... to Ha Long city, on which we start to get acquainted with a few people.. Some of which will sleep on our boat and some of which will make their way to another, or to sleep on Cat Ba island.
From there we get onto the junk boat (yes, it is called a junk boat.. I like the name, it comes from a Vietnamese play of word) and we settle in for a seafood lunch as we disembark into Ha Long Bay!
The scenery is amazing as we eat and make our ...
... not occur everywhere on the world. We had a stop at a pearl shop where they talk to you about their pearl farm in Ha Long Bay. Everything is hand done from wrapping shells to insert in the oyster and then the extraction some three year later for the best pearls. Many photos on the wall are from an older generation like Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher etc - they had many pearl jewelry but I wonder if the fascination with pearls has past at this ...
... we re-board the boat for a cooking class of traditional deep fried Vietnamese spring rolls. Our efforts were to form part of our final meal onboard before a farewell to the crew and a trip back to Hanoi, tired but happy, knowing that we'd got to experience one of the prime sites of natural beauty in Vietnam aboard a beautiful boat with great food for probably a lot less than others onboard had paid… Three cheers for ...
... left all alone at the end of the night by her and John who disappeared when I went to the toilet – she said that she thought i had left. I told her about stealing the conical hat from a random person which she thought was fantastic. I also told her about not really remembering how I got back to my hotel and that i was walking down the main road with everything spinning and going to bed completely naked! She apparently wasn't hung-over the next morning which was lucky as when I ...
... eyed wondering who this person was! After breakfast we met in the lobby to check out and meet our local guide - Mr Nu who'll be taking us to Halong Bay, a 4 hour mini bus ride. It takes so long partly due to the dodgy pot hole roads and partly because it takes forever to get out of Hanoi with 8 million mopeds and a growing number of cars! 4 hours, many dozes, a random stop to visit the 'happy room' at a ceramic workshop (who reassured us they could ship anything anywhere!) we ...