Quang Minh Hotel
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Halong Bay and its thousands of rugged, dramatic, limestone mountains were stunning. The very large bay with its many islands create almost a barrier to strong winds and currents which meant the water was mostly very calm, particularly later in the afternoon and evening. This allows for calm cruising, easy fishing for locals and permanent villages on water being protected from harsh weather conditions.
This day was Reunification Day (or as Westerners cal it The ...
... any island with monkeys on it must be so named. Geography classes must be fun in Vietnam, every country in Africa is probably called Lionland. We did a short hike on Monkey Island II, finding a view point with nice views, though inferior to this morning's, and returned to the beach to wait for the boat. Then it happened. Some idiot Vietnamese tourist was feeding the monkeys, against all advice. They became aggressive, expecting more food. They snarled at ...
... grey and miserable, same same Hanoi. Our choice appeared to be in a dreary looking area, with shops shuttered and few people about. It was Sunday. In the distance, through the murk, we could make out masts of ships and more warehouses and factories. And I had envisaged a quaint, seaside town! I don't know why. The Lonely Planet had described Haiphong as a big exporting city on the Gulf of Tonkin, but I had chosen to dream of something else.
... waters on our own, visiting the amazing little islands and ducking underneath tunnels to find fantastic lagoons. At one point, Dom and I got very lucky and were surrounded by a family of monkeys, bathing and playing in the shallows. They seemed absolutely unconcerned with our presence and carried about their activities.
That evening, we had a delicious dinner on the boat and turned in early. The following morning we did a hike up a ...
Other than with a little issue with the temperature in the room, we all slept well. The days events began at 6:30. We slept in until 7:15. Coffee and sweet buns were offered for a quick bite then it was another ferry boat ride to "Surprise Cave" a cave within one of the limestone out croppings. We climbed over 200 steps up into the cave and ...
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