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Halong Bay, Viet Nam

Written on: Tuesday October 23rd, 2007

A journal entry from: South-East Asia, 2007

Having arrived from Sa Pa on the overnight train at 5am, we promptly caught the 8am tour to Halong Bay, a beautiful area in the Tonkin Sea with thousands of limestone karst islands rising sheer out of the sea.  There we toured limestone caves, had our first Asian swim, and spent the first night on a very romantic "junk" anchored in the Bay with dozens of similar junk's twinkling lights scattered around the bay.  The next day we were taken by a smaller boat to CatBa island, a slow-paced but exotic town on the sea, and on the way we kayaked, swam and enjoyed another great day.

On the third day of our "tour" it took about 4 hours to cruise back from CatBa to Halong City, a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable time.

And now - - -back to Hanoi for a few days of sightseeing and visiting - - see next Journal.

It's hard to leave North Viet Nam!!!