Archive for the 'Halong Bay' Category

Mid Way Stop

The minibus stop at this place Rong Vang Ba Tien mid way back to the Hanoi. It was not an interesting shop that basically just selling overpriced souvenir.

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With so many tour operators and travel cafes / agencies operating tours to the vast Halong Bay, confusion tends to arise. It’s especially so when the price for the tour packages can range from USD $16 to over USD $100. Here is my observation and guide on how to best enjoy and get the best […]

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On the Way to Hanoi

After leaving Halong City for just a while, the minibus crossed a bridge which exposed beautiful scene on the river, quite similar to that of Halong Bay. This inferior photo took thru the bus windows.

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We reached Bai Chay of Halong City at about 11 am, earlier than usual. Later we had lunch at Thang Long air-conditioning restaurant. It’s a hot day today. There were souvenirs sold here too, and the price just a bit more expensive than Hanoi, if you’re not good in bargaining.

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Bien Mo Junk

This was Bien Mo Junk that we overnite and spent the second day in Halong Bay. I would say it’s of lower class.

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Chat on the Junk

Today boat trip of Halong Bay was my biggest consent, as most Sinh Cafe or Open Tour tour package just stated that ‘the junk will bring you to tour other part of Halong Bay’ without any specific destination. So it turned out to be my nightmare, the junk simply brought us back to Bai Chay […]

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Fishing in Halong Bay

We were not brought to fish as promised, but fishing has been livelihood for a lot of people in Halong Bay.

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Headed back to Halong Cit to back to Hanoi, while the junk brought us to ‘other part’ of Halong Bay. There were lots of floating villages here.

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Enjoyable roof of a junk, but not ours….

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More of Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island where the junk pier located.

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