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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... kick start to the trip. Our tour guide 'Kevin' picked us up at the hotel at 8am and we set off to explore. Kevin explained that Hanoi is surrounded by water and the name Ha (meaning surrounded by) Noi (meaning water) has a population of 7 million people and approximately 15 million motor bikes. There are also 10 million bicycles in Beijing, just thought I'd throw that in for random measure! Kevin also discussed the cost of living here with the average ...
... and went Kayaking, through a big hole and then through a larger but longer hole which brought us out into a pother bay that was surrounded limestone cliffs that were so green and full of trees. Back to the boat to sunbathe for a bit before transferring to another boat which took 1.5 hours to get to our island for the night. Apparently the buildings had blown down and been rebuilt on 2 previous occasions due to storms so this is fairly new. It's amazing ...
... we cruise along to Van Gio Island to pick up the kayaks. The 1 1/2 hour paddle exploring the island what a breathtaking experience difficult to put into words. Even the pictures fail to capture the magnificence and stunning beauty of the landscape. Paddling into the lagoon in the middle of the island was like travelling back in time. A quick swim by the junk in the very strong current to cool off (sort of) then we continue cruising during our 10 course ...
... to that at Whitehaven, the water looked clean and we went in. Refreshing way to cool off. The water was quite salty and we were very buoyant. Feeling energetic, Sam and Thao went kayaking around an island and I stayed in the water.
Back on board we sailed for another 45 minutes before weighing anchor for the evening. We'd chosen this cruise as the company that runs it (Indochina Junk) are one of the few that spend time cruising Bai Tu Long Bay, ...
... the way back and managed to see a dinosaur/crab/mutant looking creature. Apparently this is a delicacy to the Vietanamese, they eat it but don't serve it to the westerners. We will have to look up the name of it. Arrived in the harbour, then on a minibus back to the hotel, waited there for ten minutes then jumped on another bus back to the main harbour where we boarded our original boat. We chilled here for a bit and then we had a small cooking class on how to ...