Friday, 6 August 2010

Overnight cruise on Halong Bay

How do you begin to write about a mind blowing, wildly spectacular experience! Halong Bay in North Vietnam was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994 and ranks right up there with some of the most spectacular natural environments in the world. I think a collage of photos of the Heritage listed area will probably do the trick without too many words to say. Ron and I were lucky enough to book a suite on a junk with only 2 other people booked in. It is monsoon time in Vietnam and people seem to be avoiding the place in droves. However we have only had a few showers and our overnight trip was not marred by even a sprinkle of rain. The boat was a replica of a 14th century Vietnamese Junk - and our suite came with a very modern king size bed! I had visions of sleeping in hammocks!