Van Hai Hotel
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... a pearl and of those only 10% will be gem quality. The rest are crushed to be used in cosmetics. Amazing. Back to the junk to pack up for our departure, then lunch while we cruise back to the port in Halong Bay city. 3 hour mini van transfer to the Hanoi airport for our 6:30pm flight to Luang Prabang in Laos. Super smooth one hour flight and under cover of darkness we arrived at My Dream Boutique ...
... quite good. He is self taught, raised in a small, poor family and new someone in town who got him the guide job. We push off and head for the distance, carving our way through the water and between the towering cliffs that surround us in all directions. Cuong then explains to us that it'll be a private tour today as we are the only people on this boat. He normally has about 10 guests per day, but today is our lucky day. The boats name is "Phuc Long" and he jokes that it's the boat ...
... seven fishing villages within Halong Bay. Access to clean water is also an issue and with monsoon season approaching water is collected from runoff from the roofs into plastic barrels for drinking and cooking with.
Back on our junk we started heading slowly back to Hon Gai Harbour which was set to take around one and a half hours. Stunning scenery and gentle ocean breezes made lying on the front deck the perfect spot to spend that ...
... government is keen to move the remaining people living in the floating villages to the mainland. Among the reasons given was the improved opportunities that would be offered to the children and the tidying up of the waterways. If they are successful I dare say a visit to Halong Bay ten years from now will not see this way of living.
Our cruise around Halong Bay was very relaxing with beautiful views in every direction and a welcome escape from the hustle of Vietnam’s city ...
... vacate our rooms at 9.30am, even though we were only having lunch at 11am, having eaten breakfast at 7.30am. We all sat around in the dining room playing on our phones, reading or chatting, not wanting to soak up any more sun - we'd all gone a little pink from the day before.
11am came and the ridiculous amounts of food we'd grown accustomed too over the previous 2 days, had halved in size. We joked that it was because we'd all filled in the ...