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On our way from Hanoi to Halong Bay

Sunday 11th we planned to stay in bed the best part of the morning to recover from the flight and then to take it easy and have a stroll through Vietnam's capital.

How different can things in life go! We were rudely waken early in the morning by the hotel staff telling us that our van to Halong Bay was about to arrive in front of our hotel. But... we were supposed to go to Halong Bay on Monday! Weather predictions we very negative later on Monday, so they changed the plan, so that we could be able to enjoy the bay area. Grabbing some things in our bags and picking some things to have a bit of breakfast, we got into the van which patiently had been waiting for us.

After leaving Hanoi we could enjoy our first views of the Northern Vietnam countryside and after some hours we arrived at the tourist wharf, where many junks were waiting for their loads (tourists).

Fishing boat at Ha Long Bay
We were brought to a beautiful junk with very friendly staff. On the boat we met two German couples (two girls and a brother with his sister); they we were good company for the next 2 days.

The boat sailed out of the harbour and was soon in the unique bay away from all other boats and surrounded by many small high rock islands. How beautiful earth can be! After settling in our big cabin with balcony, it was time for lunch with fresh sea food. Very tastefull. While the junk found its way along the islands we relaxed on deck to admire the view, the drinks and the company. After some hours we went ashore on an island, where we visited a big grotto. In the evening the junk sought shelter in a bay, where we spent the night on the ship.

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On our way from Hanoi to Halong Bay
On our way from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Fishing boat at Ha Long Bay
Fishing boat at Ha Long Bay
Leaving Hanoi
Leaving Hanoi
Between Hanoi and Halong Bay
Between Hanoi and Halong Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Arriving at the wharf of Ha Long B…
Arriving at the wharf of Ha Long …
Commerce near the wharf at Ha Long…
Commerce near the wharf at Ha Lon…
Junks waiting in Ha Long Bay
Junks waiting in Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay kissing rocks
Ha Long Bay kissing rocks
Ha Long Bay view
Ha Long Bay view
Eating the islands of Ha Long Bay
Eating the islands of Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay floating village
Ha Long Bay floating village
The merchant of Ha Long Bay
The merchant of Ha Long Bay
Countryside of Ha Long Bay
"Country"side of Ha Long Bay
Beautifully shaped islands of Ha L…
Beautifully shaped islands of Ha …
Shrine in the rock at Ha Long Bay
Shrine in the rock at Ha Long Bay
Junks in Ha Long Bay
Junks in Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Ha Long Bay grotto
Halong Bay grotto
Halong Bay grotto
The money turtle in a grotto at Ha…
The money turtle in a grotto at H…
How to get ashore at Ha Long Bay
How to get ashore at Ha Long Bay
Bay in Ha Long Bay
Bay in Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay bay
Ha Long Bay bay
Taxi to an island at Ha Long Bay
Taxi to an island at Ha Long Bay
Island with a view Ha Long Bay
Island with a view Ha Long Bay
View of the islands Ha Long Bay
View of the islands Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay view
Ha Long Bay view
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay beach
Ha Long Bay beach
Ha Long bay
Ha Long bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay at night
Ha Long Bay at night
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