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Dec 21, 2006 - Halong Bay

Anotherlong day on the bus. Well not really, 4 1/2 hours but with the constant honking and lurching I feel that I get to double that number to 9. I have some advice and opions today that may very well be influenced by my impacted tail bone so keep in mind the opinions posted today may change tomorrow. 1 st: When on the road in Southeast Asia do not drink any liquid. There are no tidy rest stops with relatively kept toilets here. What you will find are disgusting filthy semblances of toilets. One of my fellow companions on the trip is have...

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Apr 16, 2006 - Halong Bay, Vietnam

We spent only a couple of days in Halong bay. It is an amazingly beautiful freak of nature as you will see in some of the pictures. We took a private boat trip around some of the islands. Along the way we visited a fish farm where our captain picked out a fish for our lunch on the boat. After Halong bay we went back to Hanoi for a day before flying down to Hoi An in the central coast region. Ho Chi Minh's body has been preserved in state since 1969. It was a freakish thing to see. He lived an incredible life and is a hero to the Vietnamese.

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Jul 29, 2005 - Halong Bay

(click 'show all 12' to display all photos and double click photo to see a bigger version) There is no doubt why Halong Bay is promoted as one of the highlight's of a tourist's trip to Vietnam. It is beautiful. I joined a tour from Hanoi. There were 12 of us from Australia, South Africa, NZ and the UK. At many points on the trip many of us were questioning if we'd ended up on the wrong tour - we were in luxury. Day One saw us head to Halong City where we shared an amazing and huge Vietnamese meal. Then on to the boat and out to the bay. We...

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Nov 10, 2004 - Halong Bay

Oufti qu'c'etait biau c't'affaire la ! Beurk beurk les Gorges du Yangze, vive la Baie d'Ha Long ! J'ai fait un tour avec une dizaine d'autres pendant 3 jours, la premiere nuit sur le bateau et la 2e sur l'ile de Cat Ba. Le soleil, la mer (enfin...) et des paysages a couper le souffle. Le premier jour c'etait un peu brumeux et on aurait dit que l'on voyait les pics en transparence les uns au travers des autres. Les 2 autres jours il faisait tres ensoleille et c'etait encore plus beau. Personne ne voulait revenir a Hanoi, ses klaxons jour et...

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