Trip Start May 31, 2008
107Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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Our tour had called for us to spend our first night on the boat in the Bay but we could tell already that this was going "off the rails". We were then taken to Cat Ba Island for the the evening. We saw a breathtaking sunset that night, and wandered the little town. Lots of pearls (but we didn't buy any).
The following morning we were taken and dropped off at the entrance to the Cat Ba National park
After the 3 hour boat ride we arrived at the boat which was huge and very nice - a luxury upgrade because of their disorganization! Yeah! We went sea Kayaking for a little bit around the beautiful pinnacles in Halong Bay, then returned to the boat to watch the sunset. The sunset over the bay was most probably the most beautiful one we have seen yet.
We have been watching the weather a little with a Typhoon coming, and we were told that first thing in the morning we would head for port as the typhoon was heading more towards Vietnam now and was going to be close to us. Back to Hanoi it was! A lot of people had their stay in Halong Bay cut short and were a little upset, but really, do you want to be caught in a typhoon?