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Halong Bay and tourist traps

VIETNAM | Sun, 18 Oct 2015 | By wheresmypants | Views [358]

I spent from 8am Friday to 4 pm Saturday on an organized tour to Halong Bay, which is considered one of the 7 Natural wonders of the world. I recommend you google pictures real quick for context or else this entry might seem vague at times. Perfume ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, vietnam

Day 4 – 4th May 2015 – Hanoi to Halong Bay

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 6 May 2015 | By wendyandkevin | Views [352]

  Up early at 5.45am and I headed off for a walk around the Lake. Kevin decided that he needed to pack and didn’t venture out. After breakfast we crammed all our stuff in our suitcases for storage. We were taking only hand luggage for ... Read more >

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Vietnam - Hanoi & Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Sat, 4 Oct 2014 | By megandrob | Views [274]

On Tuesday, we got off our train at 5:30am, after a 12 hour journey, and were BOMBARDED by taxi drivers. We had this problem both in Vietnam, and also in Cambodia. You haven't even got your bags yet, and there are guys grabbing you and shoving leaflets ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, halong bay, hanoi

Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Thu, 25 Sep 2014 | By miguel_rubi | Views [450]

El gran atractivo turístico de Vietnam: más de 3 mil islas que se elevan a varios metros sobre las aguas esmeraldas del Golfo de Tonkin. Pero mucho cuidado: al ser el lugar más visitado de Vietnam, hay más engaños de ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, isla cat ba

The Impossibility of Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Fri, 30 May 2014 | By goingsolo | Views [458]

Sky scraping mountains erupted from the calm bay and were scattered about as far as my eyes could see. I couldn’t fathom how far Halong Bay stretched on for as we cruised throughout its vastness.  The sheer size put me in awe and made me ... Read more >

Tags: boat tour, halong bay, hiking, kayaking, mountains, national park, villages

March - Halong Bay and An Lac

VIETNAM | Mon, 25 Mar 2013 | By ashbyrne | Views [646]

Hi guys, been ages since ive done a blog so thought it was time for an update. So since tet, i've moved house, the company has now split the teachers and the volunteers into to separate houses. The volunteer house is about 5/10 min from the old house ... Read more >

Tags: an lac, halong bay, on the road, trekking

Touring Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Fri, 1 Jun 2012 | By teamofgiants | Views [791]

First let me say, this story is meant to be informative for other travelers not so much a pleaser for friends and family. We were interested in visiting Halong Bay, a World Heritage site boasting thousands of islands in the Gulf of Tonkin.... Read more >

Tags: atp travel agency, cat ba island, halong bay, junk boat, tours

Photos: Vietnam collection

VIETNAM | Tue, 23 Mar 2010 | By travel-slowly | Photo Gallery

Vietnam the hidden charms
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Tags: fruit seller on boat, halong bay, hanoi, perfume pagoda, perfume river, temple of literature, vietnam

Hanoi & Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Sun, 1 Nov 2009 | By alistair | Views [1649]

The overnight bus from Hue to Hanoi was the longest so far, 14 hours with two or three stops. What made this one worse is there was nothing blocking the oncoming headlights in my face so I ended up trying to sleep with my head under the blanket. ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, hanoi

Goodbye and Good evening, Vietnam

VIETNAM | Mon, 31 Aug 2009 | By maranathahay | Views [844]

August 31st, 2009 This place is breathtaking. Craggy rocks covered in green jut out of jet blue waters.  Today we swam in salt water that was so warm, it was like a bathtub. Throughout the day, we hiked through a cave, kayaked, and ate a lot of seafood.... Read more >

Tags: cave, good bye, halong bay, health insurance, japan, kayak, los angeles, narita, seafood


VIETNAM | Fri, 28 Aug 2009 | By ryanandjo | Views [2370] | Comments [3]

The train system is recommended for travel between destinations in Vietnam, with the reunification express connecting HCMC to Hanoi. Having done so many bus journeys recently we decided that we would mix it up and pay the little extra for the train ... Read more >

Tags: cat ba island, halong bay, hanoi, lao cai

Water Puppets and Birthday in Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Thu, 30 Jul 2009 | By matsmith | Views [951]

We had a lovely lunch with Darren and Steph in a non-profit making restaurant called Ko-To which trains young, disadvantaged children to work in the restaurant industry and it was fabulous! They were all very friendly and attentive, and then we had to ... Read more >

Tags: caves, halong bay, ko-to, traffic, vietnam roads, water puppet

halong bay

VIETNAM | Thu, 2 Oct 2008 | By glimmerwing | Views [809] | Comments [1]

well what a difference taking a tourist train makes. luxury! we met an isreali couple that were sharing the cabin with us, roy and aan. they were very nice if not a little quiet. aoife and i had decided to try and get a tour that next morning as we ... Read more >

Tags: caves, cyclo, halong bay, junk

Hanoi, the Capital of Vietnam - love it or hate it?

VIETNAM | Wed, 30 Jul 2008 | By jfernandes | Views [1655]

From Hue, on to Hanoi, which is very similar to Ho Chi Minh/Saigon in the south of Vietnam. That is not to say that there are no differences however. I would say that Hanoi has certainly made more of an effort not to erode the precious green spaces ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, halong bay, hanoi, sapa, trek

there are places I remember... long after culture shock fades

VIETNAM | Wed, 25 Jun 2008 | By ejpredny | Views [447]

So last we left Thailand, the land of smiles and buddha bellies lying content in the arms of tourist heaven. The day after cooking class, I went on a trek into the hills of the north. I was following the whisper of the trading winds to Chaing Rai and ... Read more >

Tags: emily predny, golden triangle tour, halong bay, hanoi, predny, water puppet theater

Vietnam - North

VIETNAM | Sat, 22 Mar 2008 | By thibaut | Views [1057] | Comments [1]

Arrival I arrived at the airport in Hanoi, Vietnam on the evening of the 13 th March and the adventures started from word go. While going through immigration I met a well travelled French guy called ‘Oliver’. We decided to share a taxi ... Read more >

Tags: catba, dong, halong bay, hanoi, vietnam

Vietnam Day 6: Halong Bay Pt 2

VIETNAM | Thu, 27 Dec 2007 | By cisoux | Views [811]

When I woke up that morning I opened the door and found Xai standing outside my room, about to knock. And behind him, a giant cliff passing by. Til today, that's still one of my very best travel memories. There's something magical about waking up ... Read more >

Tags: halong bay, hanoi, kinh do, vietnam

Vietnam Day 5: Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Wed, 26 Dec 2007 | By cisoux | Views [663]

We woke up early, around 7 am, to take our bus to Halong Bay at 7:45 am. The bus was super crowded. It was really just a mni-van. Every seat was filled with a tourist and any other available floor space was filled with a backpack. The tour guide took ... Read more >

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