Friday, 27 January 2012

Halong Bay …. Phuket possibly better ...

Now my trip on Halong Bay was organised through the lovely Vietnamese lady that does my mani / pedi’s in London .. she said junk boat ..  I got a little cruise ship and a brilliant personal tour … drive through countryside, farmlands and red river, arrive at the boat where lunch was prepared and then I was shown to my room, amazing …  sailed to a floating fishing to meet the locals, travelled on the sampans to visit the pearl farms.  Afternoon swimming in clear blue waters and kayaking through coves and caves.
Early morning, with Tai Chi on the deck, and a sail past Trong cave and Trinh Nu cave, and then an amazing visit to Surprise Cave which was much, bigger, higher, deeper and spectular than I could imagine.... (click here for the Halong pics) ..  and (here for a video of Halong bay)

Transfer back to Hanoi … and the Metropole yippeeeee….  Sadly I am also now craving something other than rice …
Amazing night and evening at Metropole .. took a golf buggy ride around Hanoi, where I got to see the sites I did not originally including a trip around the back streets to see the local restaurants, architecture …  watched a water puppet show which was brilliant ….
always take care - CBT x

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