Halong Bay Travel Blog› entry 3 of 8 › view all entries
Had a great sleep last night, so now we continued the routine we decided 2 days ago. Now that we familiarized ourselves with the ship, we know where to go and what to stay away from. Freakin ripoff resturaunts killed us, so we figured that the buffet on the upper deck would be better. More variety, you know? Anyways, next stop was in Ha Long Bay in North Vietnam. Sort of uncharterd area on a regular map, but it's really one of those famous places. All I can say is, it was incredible when I first saw it from far away, but on closer look, it's pretty... damn. Haha. It's exactly how I pictured Vietnam. Enough said. There was really nothing to do except shop and eat there. The food was so good, because come on... North Vietnam makes the best Vietnamese food. So... let's see, waited about an hour to get back to the ship, and went back to our rooms to stretch. For the first time, I went upstairs to play basketball. Let me tell ya... the best ballers in Asia are like the worst players in California. I literally scored 200 pts and grabbed 100 rebounds in 10 pickup games. I did Umair proud, and I gave the Asian audience a show. This 13 year old kid threw me a perfect alley oop pass and I just jammed it. Keep in mind that this was a 10 ft rim. My god. I established my baller reputation on the ship. Anyways, that was the highlight of that day. After that, we dressed out for formal night and got to watch the Bucs-Steelers game on TV.