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Sellers of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

By on September 9, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Sellers of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Wherever I went in Ha Long Bay there was somebody trying to sell me something. Sometimes it was souvenirs such as seashells, other times it was snacks and freshwater, and occasionally hot snacks and food. The drinks sold by these sellers were cheaper than on board the boat – where Glory Cruises charged for all drinks, […]

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Ha Long Bay Fishing Village, Vietnam – Cruise day 2

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Ha Long Bay Fishing Village, Vietnam – Cruise day 2

On day two of my cruise into Ha Long Bay we visited a fishing village with UNESCO status. Having UNESCO status doesn’t seem to have done the fishing village any favours as families have now been moved and rehoused in nearby cities. Village now has very few people as the children have been moved to the […]

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Vong Vieng Village, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – day 1

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Vong Vieng Village, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – day 1

At 3:30 pm on day one of my trip to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, we were rowed around some local caves near Vong Vieng Village, and I must say that the scenery was impressive. Wow!  It was amazing to get up close with the islands of Ha Long Bay. One thing that has struck me about […]

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Glory Cruise Boats, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Glory Cruise Boats, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

For my cruise around Ha Long Bay I used Glory Cruise Boats. Glory Cruise Boats turned out to be really good, and an interesting organisation. From the terminal, we were taken by a small boat to our main vessel. We also used a number of other craft during our trip around Ha Long Bay, including a […]

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 3 of 3

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 3 of 3

Ha Long Bay, besides being a tourist attraction, is a place where people live and work. There used to be a thriving community living in and around the bay. Sadly, a lot of this has now been lost in the interest of tourism and “progress”. There are still some people living in the small fishing […]

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 2 of 3

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 2 of 3

Some more photographs taken around Ha Long Bay. The photograph below was taken at Surprise Cave, Ha Long Bay (more about the cave later). What I like about this photograph, besides the fact that it shows the beauty of the bay, is the set of mysterious feet hanging over the edge of the cliff towards the […]

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 1 of 3

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Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – part 1 of 3

During my visit to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam the weather was cooperating.  It was misty and rainy, but it did make for some interesting photos. I was on a three day, 2-night cruise with Glory Cruises. Day 1 consisted of the transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, which meant we didn’t get onboard until 1 pm. […]

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Next Stop – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – the bus transfer

By on September 8, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Next Stop – Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – the bus transfer

After my time in Hanoi I was looking forward to getting out of the city to explore one of the natural beauties just down the road – Ha Long Bay. I’d enjoyed Hanoi a lot, but at the same time, I thought it would be nice to get out of the city for a few days, […]

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Crossing the road in Hanoi – easier said than done!

By on September 7, 2015 in Vietnam with 0 Comments
Crossing the road in Hanoi – easier said than done!

I mentioned in an early post on the Motorbikes of Hanoi that I was amazed at the number of motorbikes on the streets of Hanoi. It is astonishing. Crossing the road in Hanoi can be a real challenge. Particularly if you come from a western country where you have controlled crossings and not a lot of […]

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Motorbikes of Hanoi, Vietnam

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Motorbikes of Hanoi, Vietnam

The one thing that you cannot fail to notice whilst wandering around Hanoi is the staggering number of motorbikes on the road. Everywhere you go in Hanoi there seems to be motorbikes. They are outside every shop, every store, and on every street corner. Crossing the road is a real hazard as a motorbike seem […]

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