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... like Goodyear, Hancook, LG, and Hyundai, but many more I did not. The factories had shelters where thousands of motorbikes were parked as people worked insid. Farther down the road our bus was surrounded by semi trucks and thousands of shipping containers waiting to be loaded onto ships. The bus started out busy with locals getting on and off but by the time we pulled up to the ferry there were only 7 others with us. I was glad to get off the bus ...
... my people who respect my decision to make it happen for myself.
All this came to me while freezing and getting drenched in the biting wind and rain, as my ferry navigated the karst landscape in the emerald green waters of the most astounding scenery I've ever laid eyes upon in my life. Not even terrible rain could bring my spirits down on such an adventure.
And now, back to the story of Cat Ba Island.
Fortunately, I saw a ...
... a self-aware human sometimes.
As I was enjoying the gentle waves, I glanced behind me and noticed a small, unattended fire. Is it a signal? Did some gangsters light the fire behind me so to say: "Heads up, this tourist might sleep on the beach, let's take all her stuff."??? I wasn't sticking around to find out. It was too mysterious to me.
So I marched back on down the beach, and saw some young men selling snacks.
... which is a concrete jungle jumble, come fishing port, come vietnamese tourist trap.
Cat Ba is the largest of over 366 islands in the Archipelago of the same name and sits on the South Eastern edge of Halong Bay. Its rugged limestone peaks make development difficult and more than half of the island is national park. Its diverse ecosystems include beaches, swamps, jungle, reef's, and lagoons and have made it number one local tourist destination.
... up to our room. Eric went out on the balcony to take some pictures. The guard railing was conspicuously and frighteningly low, so he leaned backwards while leaning over the railing to snap some shots while Lauren stayed in the room :P. With a final click of Eric’s camera our day was in the books. We had seen one of the most amazing and beautiful places on Earth and we were eager to fall asleep so we could dream about it… ...
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