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Quiet day started with a lazy breakfast overlooking the bay... Jumped a taxi into Halong City to look at the Junk cruises and check out the prices. Just like Viet Disney the place is deserted? There's so much building work going on with high rise hotels that I assume it must get busy at some point but right now we're walking down the main drag by …
... odottamaan kyytiä jonnekin. Kiire oli, koska Hiaceen rakennettu taksin tapainen aparaatti poimi meidät kyytiin 15 minuutin odottelun jälkeen. Ennen starttia toki edelsi vakiomuotoinen säätö ja selvitys, minne kukakin turre on menossa. Järveenpäläispariskunta jätettiin tylysti rannalle, kirjaimellisesti. Kukaan porukasta ei tuntunut tietävän, minne oltiin menossa.
Loppujen lopuksi kävi ilmi, että koko porukkaa oltiin kuskaamassa lounaalle. Lounaan jälkeen ...
... Only swerve if it's absolutely necessary.
After the very hairy trip along reasonably good roads with absolutely terrible drivers, we arrived at Ha Long City and the pier. We got a little preview of the limestone boulders sticking out of the ground and sea, but at a distance. We were escorted, in their specific fashion, to the boat. Their specific fashion being "rush rush rush". Tam gave us our tickets, and the captain took us to the boat. It's not ...
The bay is absolutely beautiful. A four hour drive to get there even though it is only about 100 miles from Hanoi. The road isn't great in parts. Sixteen people in our party, the other 14 ranged in age from 20 to about 30. Lovely people with lots of different stories to tell. I'm really proud of myself, I ...
... jutting straight up out of the sea to huge heights. It's like something from Lord of the Rings, most of the islands uninhabited. It's a popular fishing zone and at some point people decided to just cut out the middle man and move straight onto the grounds, but not in boats. They make rafts with stirafoam and just build a wooden house on it. There are villages of these places! Three in fact, we visited the most remote one that had about 400 inhabitants. It was crazy, like ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsViethouse Lodge Halong Bay
Just a little remote.
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