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... curious staff approach us. None actually come right up to us, more so just hovering around us standing at the table behind us or beside us almost as if trying to eavesdrop in the most obvious way possible. After a fourth staff member comes up we figure this is starting to feel a little weird so we move on. As we start to descend the park we are stopped by locals signalling to take a photo. We go to grab the camera to take a photo of them and then they hand ...
... us. We got mislead in order for them to get more money. So we put our feet strong on the ground and said NO.
We were standing in Nha Quan which is 12 km from the park with our heavy back packs and strong will ready to carry on without anyone's help.
We start on walking. Seeing from the big distance the limestone's of the park, we hoped it will help our walk to be stronger and quicker.
Sweat was dropping of our asses. The pain in ...
... Bay, but a river weaves its way around them rather than the sea. We hired a scooter from the hotel but this time Carl was a passenger on the back. As my first time driving a scooter with a passenger it was a bit wobbly to begin with, especially when I had to make my way through an intersection, but no-one died so I was happy.
On arriving at Tam Coc we hired a boat with a man to row it and set off. It was very similar to Lan Ha Bay, except with the addition of ...
... cave was truly big and impressive. Pictures don't make it justice. It was too dark.
On our second day, we cycled to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. Well, what is left of it…two temples and one square place. We would have loved to have some explanation in English about what happened here before and history of each temple. We were a bit deceived by it but we really enjoyed the way there across rice fields and small villages. We had to ask our way many time ...
... of tourists did have one of the previously mentioned crates and as we passed them the oarsman opened it up to reveal a plethora of souvenirs. With a captive audience he proceeded to go through the various goods while the tourists fended off these offers. All credit to the guide book for dodging that bullet.
Next stop on the bike journey was another smirk inducing location, the Bich (s******) Dong (s******) Pogoda. On our way there we were cycling next to a group of ...
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