Published: June 14th 2012June 14th 2012
the wooden boats
Haloon Bay you see on many travel brochures, because of it's spectacular scenery. It is a six hour up and down drive in a mini bus. And what do you know, the two American friends we met before were there again. As well as another three girls all Aussies. When you arriving at the coast you can see the sharp rocky formations sticking out above sea level. As the story goes, Haloon Bay means descending Dragon. It says to fight of foreign invaders into Vietnam, a family of Dragons came down to assist them, spat out jewels that later became the Islands. We boarded a wooden boat and of we went, a table was set and a lovely lunch was served. We than toured amongst those Islands, which was absolutely out of this world. Very serene. We also climbed a limestone cave which was not easy. The hundred procent Humidity had made wetsuits of our clothes. The Country side was through miles of rice paddies. We noticed that the bulk of workers were women. Eight o'clock at night we were back at the Hotel, to shower, had a meal and straight to bed. Tomorrow a big day. At Hanoi a three
heading of to the jewels
hour wait, flight to Kuala Lumpur three hours, wait again three hours, than twelve hour flight to Paris. Talk to you all from there. Liz & Allan.
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