Halong Bay

CRUISING IN HALONG BAY

Ha long bay is a popular tourist attraction because it’s simply one of the most beautiful bays around the world.  It’s also a UNESCO site.  Getting here was not easy though, we had to take a car ride from Hanoi to the port, which lasted about 3.5 hours.  Midway there the driver had to take a break (I think it’s by law in Vietnam that drivers cannot drive more than 2 hours straight?).   He dropped us off at this ghetto jade shop in the middle of nowhere, but at least we got to stretch our legs.

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Afterwards, we finally got to the port where we boarded a beautiful cruise that was organized by a company called “Bhaya”.

I totally recommend this company, the cruise was clean and the food was magnificent.

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We went for 3 days 2 nights, and honestly I wish the cruise was longer.  If anything I just wanted to chill at the boat and read my book.  Next time.  The cruise brought us to various places around Halong Bay, some very breath taking views.

Would I come back?  Not sure, because all the bays look the same after awhile (aka Phuket, Langkawi) but still I might bring my family here just for the cruise itself.

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Written from Hong Kong, Home on January 10 2016

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