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Tỉnh Quảng Ninh

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  • Day176

    Halong Bucht - Weil es so schön ist...

    November 27, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Some more pictures from our second day in the halong bay. It is really amazing in the bay and even the weather is perfect. It was a lot of fun!

    Ein paar weitere Bilder von unserem zweiten Tag in der Halong Bucht. Es war einfach beeindruckend und es ist ein bisschen schade, dass es schon vorbei ist. Das Wetter war perfekt und wir hatten eine Menge Spaß!Read more

  • Day38

    A trip to Paradise

    March 14 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Collected from our hotel to be taken to Halong Bay in a very posh minibus so we had a very comfy journey. Great scenery on the way. Checked in to our hotel - in a lovely big room in the Paradise Suites Hotel. We walked around the area watching all the boats going in and out - very busy! The islands look impressive even from the shore. In the afternoon I had a 'sensory spa journey' - a mix of types of massage followed by a body scrub. It was lovely. In the evening the port was still busy with boats coming back from the bay to drop passengers but not many people staying in the hotels - all just seem to be in transit.Read more

  • Day39

    A journey through the dragons teeth.

    March 15 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    According to legend a dragon came to defend the bay from invaders and dropped pearls into the water which turned to stone in the shape of the dragons teeth which defeated the invaders. The dragon liked it there so much she decided to stay. The name comes from this legend Ha meaning descending and Long (dragon). We set off mid morning, still a little misty but reasonable visibility. We slowed to see various rock formations given names as they look like animals - Ga Choi Islet - fighting cock (looks more like kissing hens) from one side and looks like a fish from the other side. We were given a buffet lunch on board which was very good with plenty of choice. It was surprising that despite the number of other boats around it was incredibly peaceful cruising along and the scenery was spectacular. Our first stop was Hang Sung Sot - The Surprise Cave. 100 steps up to the entrance, then 100 down into the cave and another 100 up to get out again. Lots of stalactites and stalagmites in huge caves. Back on the boat and taken to Hang Luon where we transferred to bamboo boats to go through a tunnel into the hollow centre of the island. Back on board it was lovely to sit on the top deck appreciating the scenery. Many times it looked as though we were heading for the rocks before an opening between islands appeared. Our last stop was as Soisim Island where we climbed many more steps to the top of the island. The view at the top was worth the climb. It was nice to see that the trees have been allowed to grow through the steps and we had to clamber around them to climb the steps. Back on board for coffee and biscuits and, despite the mist turning to light rain part way, we had a very relaxing, peaceful journey back to port. Collected by coach and returned to Hanoi.Read more

  • Day43

    Day 43 - Halong Bay Boat and Cave Trip

    October 22, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 73 °F

    We had another amazing day and another amazing boat trip in the bay!

    We slept in late (after staying up late watching bad movies) and headed over to the local mall for the ATM, toiletries, and breakfast/lunch (fast food spicy baked chicken and French fries - yum!). Then we walked the two blocks from the house with our awesome host, Dinh, to the water to meet his friend for the private boat trip.

    The 4 of us set off in a wooden fishing boat for a 6 hour boat trip through the bay, exploring several caves along the way. Some of the caves were easy to venture into (some were even used as old navy bases and fish farms). But a couple of the caves were crazy and huge and involved quite a bit of intense rock climbing to get through. On the first steep rock climbing cave, I cut up my leg pretty bad almost immediately and let the boys continue on without me. But by the time we got to the last cave, which was by far the biggest and the hardest to climb, I was able to get through it (not without cutting up my leg a little more!). This last cave was awesome - filled with huge stalagmites and stalactites which were dripping and wearing away at and crystallizing the rocks above and below us. We also saw large columns and holes that went down 20-30 feet, filled with water. From the caves, there were beautiful views of the water and the islands. It was a lot of fun, but pretty intense. The climb down the side of the cave back to the boat was a bit terrifying. At the end of the trip, we were going to go for a swim but decided against it. The jellyfish were crazy today - some of the biggest jellyfish I've ever seen (some over a foot in diameter and some smaller ones that had tentacles that were 1-2 feet long). So we headed back to shore, watching the sunset on the way back.

    After showering (and putting on a few bandaids!), we went out for an interesting dinner. Our host recommended a good restaurant on the water, and we had seen the place packed the night before, so we decided to check it out. When we walked in, everyone kind of giggled and looked at us strangely - we've gotten used to that the past couple of days. The neighborhood we are staying in is not touristy at all and we are the only Americans (or even non-Vietnamese people) that we have seen since we left Cat Ba. As the waitress handed us the Vietnamese menu, she laughed a little, because she knew we would have no idea how to read it. Then a lady sat down at our table who spoke a little English. We told her we wanted beef pho soup and spring rolls. We got a beef stew, a giant plate of amazing spicy garlic chili beef with a delicious sauce, and a giant plate of bread rolls. She didn't understand what a bottle of water was, so she brought me a warm beer instead. She also sat with us for most of our meal and kept asking us to stay and drink beers and sing karaoke. We enjoyed the meal, but declined the karaoke invitation!

    Another awesome day is in the books. We will be sad to leave tomorrow - Halong Bay (especially Cat Ba Island) has been my favorite place on the trip by far. I can't think of anywhere else in the world like it!
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  • Day165

    The wonders of Halong Bay

    February 18, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 70 °F

    On Saturday we set off on a 2-night trip to iconic Halong Bay. After a 3:30am start to the day (jet lag still plaguing us), we got on a bus to Halong Bay. Once at the dock, we boarded our boat, Imperial Legend, for the rest of the day & night. It was a smallish boat, with about 10 cabin bedrooms on 2 floors, a dining room and a sun deck upstairs - quite homely. We ate lunch on the boat and did some cruising around the bay. We were very lucky with the weather - it is normally cloudy or foggy at this time of year but we had 2 days of clear sunny weather and the views were amazing. Halong Bay is one of those places that you see pictures of in books and think it won't be as good as that in real life - but it really was beautiful, a definite trip highlight. Sorry Mam & Pete - I know you're still gutted that you didn't get to see it last year because of the storm and we feel gutted for you now too... Laura went out kayaking for an hour, then we all went swimming off the boat. The water was pretty cold but lovely once you were in, and very special to be swimming with such fantastic scenery all around. We watched the sunset from the deck - also beautiful. Solana couldn't stay awake long enough for dinner but luckily our cabin was close to the dining room, so she stayed in bed & we were both still able to eat. After dinner we had a go at squid fishing - unsuccessful but enjoyable!Read more

  • Day42

    Day 42 - Halong Arrival

    October 21, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌙 75 °F

    We had a crazy adventure this morning to get to the ferry port on the other side of Cat Ba. We somehow missed the bus at our hotel and so the hotel owner quickly grabbed all of our luggage and us and threw us on the back of his and his son's motorbikes to chase down the bus. We caught up with the bus, flagged it down, and got on! Then we took the quick beautiful ferry ride to Halong.

    We had planned to either hike Poem Mountain for beautiful panoramic views of the entire bay or to lie on the beach and swim all day, but we ended up having a much needed rest day.

    After the taxi ride to our homestay, we took off for a walk along the water to find a place to eat breakfast/lunch. We stumbled onto a restaurant where no one spoke English so we didn't really order anything - they just brought us an order of seafood (shrimp and octopus) fried noodles. It was yummy!

    Then we took a long nap and relaxed for awhile. After we woke up and got ready, we set off for another walk along the water. We found a really busy fancy restaurant right on the bay and had a fantastic dinner - appetizers of grilled oysters and pork rolls, entrees of a pound of steamed shrimp for me and an entire fresh grouper with plum sauce for Tim. Everything was delicious!!

    Now, we are going to have a relaxing night - we have another boat tour tomorrow!
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  • Day54

    Ha Long Bay & Tam Cốc

    June 26, 2018 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Spending some time on the water seeing beautiful places. Ha Long Bay is gorgeous, but we have to agree to everything we heard about it - it is getting polluted and local people and tour operators don't seem to understand (yet) that if they don't take care of their environment, tourists will stop coming and so will their money.Read more

  • Day11

    Vietnam

    February 1 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    11. Tag, Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
    Mama-Drache und Baby-Drache. Wir sind für zwei Tage auf der " White Dolphin" und machen einen Törn durch die Tu Long Bay. Die 1969 unterschiedlich großen Felsen in der Bucht vor Hanoi sind laut der Legende zum Schutz vor Feinden von Drachen als Edelsteine ins Meer gespuckt worden. Die feindlichen Schiffe zerschellten daran oder verirrten sich.
    Morgen mehr.
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  • Day53

    Hanoi - Halong City

    February 27 in Vietnam ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Meine Sachen gepackt, stand ich um 8:00 bereit um mit dem Bus nach Halong zu fahren. Das mit dem Bus klappte nicht so, wie ich gedacht hatte und so kam ich schliesslich mit einem Minivan nach Halong.
    Dort angekommen gelangte ich ohne grosses Suchen zur Adresse von Misty und Richard. Denn bei ihnen werde ich 4 Tage wohnen. Sie nahmen mich herzlich in Empfang und zeigten mir mein Zimmer.
    Ich hatte ein eigenes Zimmer mit Doppelbett. Nach zwei Monaten Hostelleben - ein Traum!
    Wir gingen zusammen einen Kokosnusskaffee trinken und dann an den Strand. Di Stadt liegt wirklich direkt am Unesco Weltnaturerbe- den Halong Buchten!
    Das Wetter war regnerisch und wir gingen zurück. In der Wohnung nahmen wir es dann gemütlich und Richard kochte für uns.
    Es gab selbstgemachtes Naan Brot und Curry - sehr lecker!!

    Nachdem wir unsere Mägen gefüllt hatten, gingen wir in eine Bar. Dort trafen wir Freunde von Richard und Misty und hörten uns Karaoke an.
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  • Day54

    Halong City Tag 1

    February 28 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Ich schlief so gut wie schon lange nicht mehr.
    Misty und Richard waren schon vor mir wach und hatten das Frühstück bereit gemacht. Das nenn ich Gastfreundschaft! Danach machten Misty und ich einen Spaziergang. Wieder Zuhause gab es ein gemeinsames Mittagessen mit Richard.
    Für uns Mädels ging es nach dem Mittagessen in die Pediküre. Hihi.
    Von 16:00-19:00 begleitete ich Misty zu ihrer Arbeit. Sie und Richard sind für ein Jahr Lehrer in einem Institut, das den Kindern, die englische Sprache näher bringen soll.
    Heute unterrichtet Misty ihre jüngsten Kindern, was zuckersüss war, aber sehr laut. Ich fand es spannend zusehen, wie sich der Unterricht und die Schule von der Schule in der Schweiz unterscheidet.
    Zum einen wären da die unterschiedlichen Zeiten; niemand hat bei uns im Alter von 4 oder 5 Jahren Schule bis um 19:00.
    Der Unterricht hier lebt von YouTube Videos, bei denen die Kinder kräftig mitsingen. Der Umgang der Lehrer mit den Schüler ist autoritär, aber dennoch irgendwie lockerer und näher als bei uns. Irgendwie noch schwer zu beschreiben, aber beispielsweise finden auch mehr physische Berührungen statt, wie wir es in der Schweiz kennen. Und dies nicht nur bei den jüngeren Kindern, man kann es auch in den Beziehungen Schüler und Lehrer der älteren Jahrgänge beobachten.
    Pro Unterrichtsstunde können sich die Kinder, je nach dem, wie gut sie mitgemacht haben, Punkte/Dollar verdienen. Haben sie eine gewisse Anzahl erreicht, dürfen sie sich dann eine Belohnung aussuchen.

    Die englischen Namen der Kinder hier sehr aussergewöhnlich. „Pink“, „Elsa“, „Honey“ und „Beer“ sind dabei ganz oben auf der Liste. „Superman“ schiesst den Vogel ab.

    Nach der Schulstunde gingen Misty und ich noch Thailöndisch essen.
    Zuhause machten wir eine gemütliche Girlsnight - bestehend aus Grey’s Anatomy, Eiscreme und Popcorn!
    Richard muss nämlich noch länger arbeiten. Er unterrichtet die älteren Kinder/Teenager.
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