Halong Bay

Halong Bay Travel Blog

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Left the hotel around 9ish and then a 4 hour drive to Halong Bay. We arrived to an incredibly crowded harbour pretty much full of westerners, and our boat squeezed its way in amongst all the other boats. we boarded the “Sunrise”. A nice little boat with three decks, we pretty much set sail immediately - the weather was pretty good for it being winter in all. In amongst the submerged mountains the boat travelled for a few hours, having a delicious lunch on board. We got to the caves and packed amongst 500 others and and had a walk around inside and saw plenty of 100 century old French graffiti and odd shapes in the rocks that bleakly resembled things.Climbing out the looking amongst the boats resembled something out of pirates of the Caribbean.  Back on the boat for a bit of a chill some of the group went for a swim and some kayaking, I preferred to stay on board and watch the sunset. Another amazing dinner Topic Thunder on the TV on board (a humorous Vietnam War film whilst in Vietnam), and then down to the cabins for a quiet night (with hundreds of other boats all anchored as well with petrol engines going but still pretty quiet) .
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Halong Bay