‘What’s stopping you?’ (That’s right – nothing!)’
This week has afforded me to see some lovely beaches, gorgeous sunsets and join in on a really nice cruise through Halong Bay.
So, we started at a lovely beach – Nai Yang, Thailand which was 5 minutes from the airport, but you would never know it! Highly recommend staying here, if you ever needed to do an early morning flight from Phuket Island, Thailand.
Then one night at a comfy hotel in Bangkok which had a gym and nice pool, but attached to the airport. Once again, great for that early morning flight, as it was quiet, good food and made for easy travel over a sky walk to enter the airport 5 minutes later.
Then it was another quick, early morning flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now this is a city which is a real feast for the senses. It’s hard for me to describe, but my first impressions have been full of excitement and anticipation. We, only stayed one night. Then it was a cruise for 3 days in Halong Bay. This is a beautiful area where we saw a small portion of over 1000 limestone islands. (extra photos of the cruise at end of blog)
Our first day was in the very tourist area of Surprise Cave
and a hike up one of the islands to a look out.
The second day was the jewel and hardly any tourists. We saw a fishing (floating) village, Fairy Lake Cave,
swam in the ocean and then saw a pearl farm.
The food was all banquet style
with evening squid fishing, karaoke and socializing with other travelers.
Needless to say, back in Hanoi and having a few days rest while we wait for our India visa.
Photos of Halong Bay Cruise: