Out to Halong Bay and back
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First of all - thanks so much guys for the messages and the emails - Love it!!!! Nic, hold on - remember those twins will be gorgeous but for the moment they are better in than out! So glad you are well - text me if you have news about that belly of yours:)
Dim and Deb - thanks guys. I will stop complaining about the sweltering heat - but before I do - I am sitting in a puddle of my own sweat here. You see condensation running down the walls. I am resembling Kylie from the locomotion video clip again - remember my gorgeous curls....they're back!!!
Our group leader is called Hong. He is my age but looks like he is about 15.
The water park was fun.
On Sunday we visited the Mauseleum and did a massive walk. Kids were close to ganging up and starting a mutiny as we dragged them through the crowded streets. It was about a 40 mins walk from the hotel but the heat just adds to the fun really. Every time we passed an icecream vendor (there’s one on every street) they began to chant until we gave in.
When we walk the streets as a group, we are creating quite a stir with the 6 little kids all drawing loads of attention. Most of the time, people will go out of their way to try and touch them on their arms or their hair.
Yesterday we drove out to Halong Bay – about a 4 hour drive. It was great. We overnighted on a boat in the middle of this bay that is surrounded by limestone formation islands. Just stunning – and that’s not doing it justice. The kids spent most of the time jumping off the boat and swimming. Every meal is a smorgasboard of assorted cuisine. Huge amounts of seafood (that are lost on me) and all sorts of things. So much for going to Vietnam and shedding a few kgs. Ah well.
At the moment we have day use of a few hotel rooms to shower and relax before we catch the train down to Hue tonight. Not sure what the standard will be like on the train – hey, it’s gotta be better than India, right.
Well, that’s it for now. So much to do and not enough time to chat and type – now, that’s not like me!
Am having a hard time picking out pics – am taking so many that I want to put them all on the site but I will keep it to just a few so that I can bore you all when I return. Tam Biet!