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Jan 15, 2007 - Halong Bay

15. januar: Aftenen inden havde vi i Hanoi moedt seks australiere (4 drenge og 2 piger, hvoraf der var 2 par) der boede paa samme hotel som os. De virkede soede, og havde ogsaa planer om at tage til Halong Bay, saa vi besluttede at tag afsted sammen naeste morgen! Vi forstod prisen som 30 dollar pr person, for two days one night, og synes det virkede lidt dyrt, men tilgengaeld var vi sikret godt selskab. Denne morgen ved check ud, stod vi dog over for et kaempe chok: to dagsturen kostede 110 dollar pr person. Vi kunne ikke bakke ud, og vi...

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Mar 24, 2006 - Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and exit

The size and scale of businesses on the streets of Hanoi vary tremendously. We've passed gas stations which was only one plastic bottle of gasoline, another smaller containing oil and a hand-pump. Next to this a washing bowl (in case your bike needs awash...) That's a complete and mobile setup for servicing the thousands of motorbikes passing by. A street restaurant can be carried over your shoulders. One end of the stick carry the fresh ingredients, bowls and beverages the other is the stove, lit and ready to serve the first customer....

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May 8, 2005 - Day 1: Halong Bay Trip

[Caveat: The next 4 entries and associated photos are primarily for the benefit and entertainment of the excellent people we met on our boat trip to Halong Bay. (Though, my brother-in-law might enjoy looking at these pictures when he's missing our Friday night beers on the MV ferry.)] We walked into the Kangaroo Cafe at 8am today, anxious to meet the 12 strangers who would share our boat for 3 days. We were hoping to avoid: 1) The Old Folks Cruise: Comes with twelve people who watch you jump in the water, as they wait to get back to taking...

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Mar 15, 2005 - Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

Written by Karen: On March 15, we departed on an overnight tour to Ha Long Bay with John Gray's Sea Canoe company (www.johngray-seacanoe.com). John Gray (also know as "the caveman" and originally from Hawaii) is a pretty famous tour operator in Thailand, and his tours are often featured on US travel shows, so we figured it was a pretty reputable company. However, we paid in advance and booked online, so after the Mai Chau tour we were very concerned that it would be a bad tour. We'd also paid a lot for this one (US $250 each), so we had a...

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Dec 11, 2004 - Halong Bay

08:30 our bus leaves Hanoi to make the 3/3.5 hour journey to Halong bay. Although Hanoi is well developed and has everything you would expect of any major city you don't have to go to far out of the centre to get to the rice fields and countryside life we've seen in so many places on this trip. Soon we are passing the rice fields where a couple of women are managing the irrigation system for the fields by shovelling water from one place to another and then a sight we've seen a couple of times - pigs being transported on the back of a bike....

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Aug 1, 2004 - Halong Bay Tour

Got up early for our trip, as had to pack everything and vacate the room. Shaun and lousie arrived from their place on the back of motorbikes. We were picked up and after waiting for 30 minutes and getting ripped off for some bread, we were on our way to Halong City for lunch and the start of the boat ride. On the way there we had to stop at the obligatory tourist trap centre, treated ourselves to an ice cream, but the prices were outrageous. Arrived in Halong Bay City, and had a dubious lunch before being taken to the harbour. To our...

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