• Day66

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    March 10, 2014 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    15C and slight drizzle with mist covering the tops of all the islands. It was a disappointment not to see this wonderful part of the world in all its glory, but we did the best we could. Whilst Vietnamese junks moored alongside the ship to carry passengers around the islands, we joined our friends Steve and Maureen and hopped on the tender to take us ashore. We then walked along a very nice palm fringed wide promenade which overlooked the bay and eventually came upon quite a large market and after some haggling, bought a couple of small pictures to bring back home. Everybody was very friendly and some of the traders spoke in broken English. We then stopped for coffee and green tea in a stylish cafe before slowly walking back. We passed several restaurants and would have loved to have gone in for a meal but time did not permit. This was a very friendly resort and thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay.Read more