TripAdvisor Reviews Prince Hotel Cat Ba
Travel Blogs from Cat Ba
... We stayed at 'Alibaba's' guesthouse, which for some reason was cheaper for us to stay in a room for three, than for two. So we had plenty of space, and a nice big window overlooking the bay. We grabbed a beer whilst the sun went down, then walked along the front looking at menu's. We decided on a Tripadvisor recommendation, 'Green Mango', which served great food but at a slightly higher price. Chris had a spicy seafood noodle broth, and I had fish and chips! On ...
... I am aware of rocks moving and folding under pressure but have never seen quite so much folding in such a small area as you will see on one of the photos. At the north end of the island we had an ice cream and chilled out in the sun. Still loving gin rummy, although Jinners still owes me over £1000 !! Our rest was followed by the slog back with aching knees on my part and a dodgy back on Jane's. 44km in 4 hours was obviously a bit much for us Arbuckles. We ate at the same place ...
... for our flight. So I'm hoping I regain some energy to enjoy my surroundings, cos so far, all I want to do is sleep. We have no plans in HCMC except maybe meet with my friend Duc's cousin. Duc is a friend from Yellowknife who's family still lives in Ho Chi Minh and he suggested that they take us out or meet. I totally agreed and his cousin let us know that Tuesday would be a good day for him. That;s still a ways away, 2 days, so until then, rest, electrolytes and ...
... local fishing community (pronouced fissarmen comoonity by Mr Bay) who live in the bay on floating houses which included their own school.
The local fissarmen come out to meet the cruising junks and collect you for a trip in their bamboo boats around their floating village closely followed by a tour of the local pearl factory. Some amazing sites within the bay of the rocky limestone outcrops which protrude straight up from the seas floor as ...
... had to get on a traditional Vietnamese rowing boat, then a man rowed us into this Eden!
Once inside the lagoon, there were monkeys perched all over the rock cliffs!! We've seen and experienced the presence of monkeys throughout most of our journeys, but here? Pretty cool to see them climb the walls like trees...very talented bunch! Lollllll
What a wonderful last moment in the pristine surroundings of what is Halong Bay ...
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