War of the Junks

Ha Long Bay Travel Blog

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On the way to Ha Long Bay
Whoops, I forgot to set my alarm but Wayne's phone fully woke me up. Rushed to the bathroom, brought our bags with us downstairs because we had to check out and then ran back up for our breakfast. Wayne had toast and coffee (?) and I had vietnamese beef noodles. hehe :P Then our service came to fetch us - thank God! We didn't get scammed for booking at the fake Sinh Cafe! Really! We knew it was the wrong Sinh Cafe (the famous tour operator) but we just took the chance even without knowing its background. Haha! Well, they probably know I'd hunt them down if they didn't show up! After all, we know where their office was located. Hahaha!

We joined the group with Vietnamese, Canadian, Austrian, French and Japanese people. I got a lot of legroom again at the back and my bag even got a seat beside me.
Wayne writing on his girlie journal
hahah! Lucky me! Well, Wayne couldn't sleep on his seat at the front while I've managed to doze off a few times during that 3.5 hour ride to Halong Bay. Boo! Oh be prepared to waste several minutes stopping by at vase/artwork shops and spend 3usd on a can of beer on your way. hehehe :) Well when we finally reached Halong Bay, I really thought it was going to  rain with the weight of those dark skies. Yikes! But luckily, it didn't rain...it's just unbelievably foggy. And there were a lot of tourists and everytime our guides would be out of sight, we would worry that they might abandon us! Paranoid! Haha! Never trust anyone, never. I've kept Wayne's words in mind. hahaha :P Well when we got onto our junk, we sat with the couple Monique the Canadian and her Austrian husband and of course, got to talking to them.
me acting as his "sexy"tary. hahahah!
:D Out of the blue, after learning that I'm from the Philippines, Monique's husband asked a very random question..."So, do you speak Portuguese?" Ha! What?! Is this guy purely mental? Hahaha! I would have said "yes, a little" if he asked if I speak Spanish. FYI, Philippines had been a colony of Spain for 400 years. Anyway, they're a very nice couple. :) They've been together for 9 years before they got married and they're now on their 3rd year in married life. Yeah, yeah...people always open up to me about their lovelife. :P

So we swung by a fishing village, got tempted to buy some exotic fish but thought about our free lunch so I found the free food more appealing. hahaha! We went into this cave too. I'll get back to you with its name. :P Finally, at around 4pm, we're already on our way back to Hanoi and now I was able to snatch about an hour of snooze. :P 
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On the way to Ha Long Bay
On the way to Ha Long Bay
Wayne writing on his girlie journal
Wayne writing on his girlie journal
me acting as his sexytary. hahah…
me acting as his "sexy"tary. haha…
some vase and painting shop?
some vase and painting shop?
hmm???
hmm???
dont touch it duck!!! look at the…
don't touch it duck!!! look at th…
I said dont touch! if you tip it …
I said don't touch! if you tip it…
paparazzi mode! wayne feeling like…
paparazzi mode! wayne feeling lik…
junks everywhere!!!!!
junks everywhere!!!!!
get out of my way ghetto! hahah! :…
get out of my way ghetto! hahah! …
need this blue filter! :P
need this blue filter! :P
holding up my sunglasses just in c…
holding up my sunglasses just in …
the vietnamese guy thinks I was ta…
the vietnamese guy thinks I was t…
the village?:P
the village?:P
hmmm?:D
hmmm?:D
chilling out
chilling out
now annoyed when someone kept aski…
now annoyed when someone kept ask…
thats Monique in red jacket and h…
that's Monique in red jacket and …
the..hugeeeeeeeeee rock! haahaha!
the..hugeeeeeeeeee rock! haahaha!
:D
:D
:D :D
:D :D
Wayne doesnt know how to wait. He…
Wayne doesn't know how to wait. H…
the posh resto :D
the posh resto :D
Hmmm, eyeing his order
Hmmm, eyeing his order
were drinking beers instead of wi…
we're drinking beers instead of w…
soooo hungry!
soooo hungry!
almost done! hahah!
almost done! hahah!
his hiding his bag under his seat …
his hiding his bag under his seat…
nice posh hotel :P
nice posh hotel :P
blurry shot from the balcony
blurry shot from the balcony
shocks! hahaha!
shocks! hahaha!
after blow drying! eeekk! hahaha!
after blow drying! eeekk! hahaha!
white as snow :P
white as snow :P
Wayne with wavy fringes. hahaha!
Wayne with wavy fringes. hahaha!
blocking my cam again! :P
blocking my cam again! :P
what are we doing?
what are we doing?
Wayne the narcoleptic
Wayne the narcoleptic
Ha Long Bay
photo by: Paulovic