Royal Lotus Hotel Halong
Travel Blogs from Halong Bay
Hello from Halong Bay!Yesterday we arrived in Halong Bay where we had an amazing time and a big adventure! While on our bus from Hanoi our tour guide suggested taking a boat cruise along the bay to the floating villages and to a cave that we could explore all for 30 bucks each. To be honest I was a little hesitant because I was worried that he was …
... road. Having no choice but to walk our bikes up the hill it got worse when we turned another corner and was confronted with a front loader clearing huge rocks; obviously they were in the process of building a new road. Making our way through the construction site was a challenge in itself and at the other end we were pretty much covered in mud and had to spend a good 5 minutes clearing the mud from between our wheels and wheel guards in order for our bikes to ...
... whilst blasting the horn and expect other vehicles in the right lane to stop or move over, we found it was better to not look out the front windows. The bus journey is quite noisy with 3 Belgian men chatting loudly behind us in the backseat, one of them has his Vietnamese girlfriend who spends a lot of time talking on her phone, they all like to do a 'Dom Jolly' on their phones over here! The beauty of travelling by bus or train is the chance to see the landscape and scenery on the ...
... a sight.
Our photos do not do justice to the experience and perhaps, where our limitations as photographers lie, our memories will be sharpened. I certainly wish that the sense of tranquillity that one often finds amongst great natural beauty could at least be bottled!
Back on our junk, we had a culinary lesson waiting: how to make spring rolls. I was quite excited about this: I love spring rolls! As we found out, they are quite easy to make; I suspect ...
... on the boat's sun deck trying to absorb the amazing views. No pictures justify this amazing wander we were cruising through. The early evening was spent in the restaurant. Once again freshly caught fish and lots of it. After our meal we headed out for some squid fishing on the back of the boat. Perseverance paid off with us being the only ones to catch anything. After a long day we slept very well with our curtains wide open ready for the sunrise in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility