Day #3 at Halong Bay, Part 3

So finally with the morning’s drama behind us, we moved onward to the second half of the day’s itinerary. Catba National Park To say I expected what we experienced would be a complete lie. It was everything I did not expect. I HAD SO MUCH FUN! First the junk stopped quite a distance from the shore. Duc (the guide) said we had to take a local water taxi over to shore because it was too shallow for the junk to…

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Day #3 at Halong Bay, Part 2

Last where we were at the previous post was kayaking merrily in Lan Ha Bay. Such a beautiful lagoon – our midpoint. So… to pick up from where I left off, disaster striked.Dammit. ALS did it again. He did something odd again. See this is what happened… (imagine the clouds and dream-like kind of transition effect on your vision before the next paragraph takes place) See we were paddling merrily through some tunnel when we all heard a very LOUD…

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Day #3 at Halong Bay, Part 1

Before I begin on this day, please check out the last post I did on this. I mentioned about how dog-tired ALS was after climbing 400 steps to the top of Titop Island ya? Well, guess what! I found incriminating evidence!! Today’s itinerary promises to be exciting – I just had no idea how exciting! 🙂 I was groggy from my sleep and what a sight when I got out for some fresh air. : ! That’s ALS btw. Breakfast…

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Day #2 at Halong Bay/Hanoi, Part 2

We were at Halong Bay at my last post. This is part 2. 🙂 The Amazing Cave is not amazing at all. My goodness. It was such a waste of time. I could have been swimming or kayaking or something more fun than going through the crowded paths within the cave with only the eerily lit walls as a view. Boring. After the boring hour at the not-so-amazing cave, we set sail again for Titop Island nearby. Duc (guide) said…

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Day #2 at Halong Bay/Hanoi, Part 1

It is interesting that the houses and shops at Hanoi are built so closely to each other and so narrowly. I wonder how they can feel comfortable! I mean, I am used to having a lot of horizontal space but vertical? We were constantly afraid of eating dog meat or the likes of pig brains and stuck firmly to those we could identify. Anything suspicious is a big NO NO. God I saw 4 or 5 slimey brain matter (I…

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