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... we got away from the town.
We also managed to find a tour company that would take us out on a boat to Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay & Ha Long Bay, avoiding the hoards of tourists boats and party boats.
Quite simple they are all beautiful, you can't quite describe how peaceful it is & how mesmerizing the islands are.
There are floating fishing villages dotted around, we couldn't quite believe how many of them had dogs, who were ...
... chatting and hanging out there.
As we started cruising back to shore, there was a quick demonstration of how to make spring rolls. Spring rolls are a staple Vietnamese food for westerners. It was neat to see how they used wet towels to put the rice paper on before rolling the spring rolls to help things stick. Everyone got to roll at least one spring roll (although all the mixing was done by the guide). He explained most of the ingredients, ...
... a small cluster of islands to have a go in a kayak round them. I jumped in a tandem with Soctty, who had his GoPro and off we set to explorer. We ended up going through a small cave and into a centre lagoon in one of the islands. It was a breathtaking sight. A higher bowl surrounded by lush vegetation and steep sides with nothing but open sky with an eagle wheeling above us. We ended up having races and water fights with the others in their kayaks, Tang telling me I was in ...
... which bizarrely emanate from the bay sea and tower into the sky. Being surrounded and therefore dwarfed by the many formations does make you understand why the area is listed as one of the Natural Wonders of the World as it feels like a scene out of Avatar. The best way to explore is to get a canoe so after a boat ride dinner Lisa and I got in and paddled around and ...
... the way back from the market we took a small detour to see the Vietnam-China border for a photo opp and to wave at people in another country!
The plan for Day 3 of the tour was a walk to another couple of local villages. However, sadly on that Monday it rained, and rained and rained some more L. We were a bit frustrated as some of our tour group hadn’t come prepared, and we narrowly avoided a revolt when half of the group decided to turn round (demanding ...
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