Beauty and the beast
Trip Start Nov 15, 2009
112Trip End May 20, 2010
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Where I stayed
on a private boat
after returning to the boat we packed up and sailed off to meet our smaller boat for the 2hr trip to the far south of cat ba island..to stay at a private island in bamboo huts for the night...we arrived as the sun was starting to break through and after another fantastic seafood lunch we had the afternoon to ourselves to realx on the island and just enjoy the surroundings....
we had a bit of fun later on when a bamboo raft fell apart off shore...ian bravely went in and started pushing them all to shore whilst the rest of started collecting them and stacking them up on the beach...the locals were very happy to see the tourists getting stuck in and helping them out..
the one thing i would say about spending a bit more money on a tour like this is that just like our trip to galapagos...you normally get a better standard of tour...but you also get a much nicer crowd of people!!
we had a lovely group..with ian and anne from n.ireland.. and annes sister jane from york plus brett from sydney and kerstin from germany...it really can make the difference to a good tour if you get on with the people your with...we had good fun over the 3 days and enjoyed each others company......
we then had a lovely meal on the beach in the evening..you guessed it...seafood again...the biggest tiger prawn ive ever seen!! they just kept bringing course after course..so no complaints about the grub!!
then our tour guide announced that we had to get the boat back at 8am the next day...so breakfast at 7am!