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Oct 15, 2006 - Day 32 - Halong Bay Trip

Having found a love of boat trips at the perfume pagoda, we left Hanoi and made the four hour trip to Halong Bay. Also with Paul's advice on boat trips around the bay fresh in our mind (See the Guestbook for his comments), we decided that we didn't want to go "budget". So we signed onto a 'plush' boat for three days and two nights of travels. When we arrived at the dock are are numerous 'plush' boats, of which ours seemed notably less 'plush' than most. However, our boat only had 9 guests on, so less cramped than the others moored...

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Mar 24, 2006 - Halong Bay (26-27/02/06)

Nous avons visité la Baie d'Along au cours d'une croisière de deux jours à bord d'un très beau bateau. Il n'a pas fait beau, mais au moins il n'a pas plu et la brume flottante sur la baie lui a donné un aspect romantique et mystérieux (et probablement elle a aussi caché un peu les autres bateaux de touristes...). En tout cas, nous avons passé un très bon moment et la Baie d'Along était sûrement un de nos endroits préférés au Vietnam. Die Halong-Bucht haben wir auf einer zweitägigen Kreuzfahrt in einem tollen Boot besucht. Das Wetter war...

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Feb 6, 2006 - Halong Bay

I took a day trip (22 USD) from Hanoi to visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site and frightfully beautiful bay surrounded by soaring karst limestone cliffs. The day couldn't have been much worse, weatherwise. Although it didn't rain, the overcast sky meant visability was pretty much zero for any long views. But once up close and personal, I still got a pretty good idea of the place. Not a great day for photography, but I snapped off quite a few anyway. I would have thought, though, that there would be some kind of fine or something,...

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Jan 2, 2006 - Halong Bay

All I can say is wow. We will get some photos up in a couple of days. I had planned this part of the trip months ago so am pretty pleased it was as good, if not better than I imagined. Spent last night on the Dragon's Pearl junk boat crusing around Halong Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin. There are over 3000 limestone mountains in the sea. The sea is a beautiful emerald colour. We travelled by bus to Halong City - about 4 hours and then got on the junk boat. 4 levels, beautiful old boat. Were served a welcome drink and then shown to the dining...

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Jan 1, 2005 - Northern Vietnam - Hanoi and Halong Bay

Thanks to everyone who sent emails to check up on us after the tsunami - we appreciate both your prayers and your concern! We've been in Vietnam since Dec 27, basing ourselves out of Hanoi so we can travel around the northern parts of the country. Coming to Vietnam from the sleepy and impoverished land of Laos definitely provided us with a bit of a culture shock, but for the most part I've found the differences between the countries to be absolutely fascinating and positive. Before arriving here, I had always associated Vietnam with the...

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Dec 13, 2004 - Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Have just finsihed a wonderful tour of Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island in north eastern Vietnam. Had a fantastic time cruising the turquiose waters of the bay, enjoying the spectacle of the limestone formations - one of the eight natural wonders of the world. First night was spent eating, drinking and then sleeping on the boat. Met some lovely people and had a really good time. As usual it was the Scots and the Irish that were last to bed! Second day spent trekking to a hilltop location in the bay then kayaking around the calm waters. A...

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Aug 3, 2004 - Hel-lo Ha-Long!

What can I say about Ha-Long bay? Let me put it this way... pictures cannot and do not do it justice. It is absolutely breath-taking. A World Heritage site four hours north-east of Hanoi, the bay is home to thousands of sheer limestone monoliths which soar out of the tranquil waters in every direction. We arrived by bus around midday and were take abord the Dragon's Pearl luxury junk for a two day/one night tour of the bay. With food and return transport from Hanoi included it was easily the best AU$100 I've spent. It was lush! I could go...

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