Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Friday, June 29, 2007

Halong Bay

From Hanoi we booked a trip to Halong Bay which is about a 3 hour drive away and again is a Unesco World Heritage Area. The bay has over 1000 karst peaks which makes it so spectacular and unusual. We've wanted to go to Halong for quite a while so decided on a 2 day boat trip.

The boat we were on was really nice and compared to the boat we were on for the Whitsundays in Australia it was practically luxurious! There was a great group of people on board and we sailed around the bay stopping to visit huge caves which were stunning.

We also had an opportunity to go kayaking around some of the karst peaks and through the floating villages. It's amazing to see entire communities of people living on floating houses. They even have a floating school and they set up shops in rowing boats and row around the place selling their goods.

The sea in the area was just beautiful for swimming in at the end of the hot day, I was jumping off the roof of the boat into the water as the sun set - fantastic!


  • Hey!!!! it worked! It's Debbie as in Baz, Debbie, Rod, Eimear - remember??! will comment again when read your blog, but for now this was just searching for you, googled you and here you are! Baz and I were wondering how we could get in touch with you,as we never swapped emails in the end - I thought maybe you'd bump into each other in Dublin, but thought would try and find you from here! How is it being home?? weird huh? Anyway, my email is, email and I'll give you Baz's email too.
    Take care! Debbie

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