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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Beautiful sunny day once again after an incredible lightning storm at 4am (which apparently most people slept thru). After breakfast, Tom the Tour Guide tells us about tourism in Halong Bay. Apparently the bay has 2 major areas (Halong & Bai Tu Long). They receive 1.5 million visitors every month on more than 700 Chinese Junks! Indochina Tours (owner of Dragon Pearl and 10 other boats) are the only ones with a license to sail the Bai Tu Long Bay area. That is ...
... the newly weds. He has a sense of humour and we get on well. Our first stop is a little cove that has a cave called the "Fairy Cave". There is no one else around and its magical. We enter the cave and make our way through with headlamps for lighting. It felt like we were explorers searching a newly discovered cave. We came out on the other side in another little cove a few hundred feet across, but it was surrounded on all sides by towering, rocky walls. There was a pool in the middle. ...
... back in port but the chef was not letting us leave without another meal! It is only 10:30am and with only half an hour left of our journey the table is set and we are about to be served. After the size of our previous meals we were a bit apprehensive as to what was in store for us. A large plate for each of us was placed on the table, although smaller than yesterday's meals it was still a generous size, especially for so early in the day. ...
The morning started with Tai Chi at 6am, we were up but failed to take part. It was all a little to mystical and was put firmly in the 'too hard' basket, or maybe 'too chicken'! Breakfast was another fine selection but brought the worst out in everyone as it was a buffet. Michael Macintyre once did a sketch on buffets and this lived up to it quite easily. They must be cost effective I guess,but I fail to see how. My three eggs, lashings ...
... already. We cleaned every plate in front of us, for once, while our cruise ship took us back to the harbour; we couldn't believe the time had passed so quickly. We made arrangements with the British couple and Melbourne girls to meet up for dinner in Hanoi, at The Little Hanoi restaurant.
We got off the cruise ship and jumped on the small boat that ferried us between places. It was amusing that we all had to wear life jackets where officials could ...