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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 …
... moment I wake up until I pass out.
Fortunately the next day I’d recovered sufficiently to enjoy Ha Long Bay, gets lots of photos (still struggling to upload those) and not be a total misery around everybody else. It is amazing by the way, the floating villages which you would think would be an eye-saw but actually fit in perfectly to the back drop. There are so many islands and cruising along on a boat appreciating the spectacular scenery was still a ...
... waiting there, and that's only the low season, AND the first day of Tet. In summer it must be impossible to manage. I already don't like feeling like the average tourist, and waiting for the boat, organised like cattle, is not in my taste :(
Finally we can walk through and see a boat. The 'sunrise' is nothing like the brochure ( I shouldn't be surprised though, it nevers looks as good as the brochure), it looks way older and a bit like it's ...
... feature a few restored French colonial villas and resort which holds some rather lackcluster whale, dolphin, and sea lion shows. Better reasons to visit are seafood restaurants and small sandy beach. Titop Island The main attraction of this island is its isolated beach, which is very popular with swimmers. It is possible to hike to the top of the islet where there is the most spectacular view of Halong Bay. Visitor can enjoy the few watersports ...
... around in the freezing cold sea collecting Pringles, bottles of wine, soft drinks and chocolate. I saved my boots and other random items the woman held on her raft. I shouted to six men remaining on board to throw me a rope, I tied it around the woman's boat and together we heaved it up the side of our boat, after a couple of attempts enough water was removed so that it stabilised and I was able to bail the rest of the water out. Tens of cockroaches were running over ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center