Halong Bay day 2 - kayaking, bats and pearl farm


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October 31st 2013
Published: October 31st 2013
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We woke up for day 2 with slightly fuzzy heads but excited because we had a day on a boat visiting a surprise cave and pearl cave. We left and boarded our boat for the day thinking we were going to be joined by by loads of strangers. It were lucky enough to have the boat to ourselves, so only 4 of us on 1 massive boat!!! We were so happy, felt like super stars for the day lol. Me and Hanisha were in our element and the boys too!

Our first stop for the day was the surprise cave where we went kayaking again. It was out of this world rocks sticking out everywhere beautiful scenery and pure sunshine. Me and Brad went into a lagoon together but definitely got freaked out, alone it got a bit eery so I let brad do most of the work getting us out! We did quite well together but as usual Brad does everything so fast he ended up doing most of the work ;-). We went out for about 45 minutes so a good little workout! And we got to go to a little beach where you could only kayak too, it was too small for any boat to get to. We got back on the boat and the boys got their play time jumping off the boat back flips and all! Then we headed to our second destination BAT CAVE!!! It was the final kayaking trip of the day and our guide took us through the cave it was so dark and I'm not afraid to admit I was freaked out the thought of all the bats above us!! We saw a couple but that was it thank god!! Then through the cave was the most amazing sight any of us had seen and we had it all to ourselves!!! It was another lagoon and it was massive the views were views you would only get to see doing what we are lucky enough to be doing. Every time we hit another sight like this we feel so unbelievably lucky!! We were out for a hour and the time went so quickly none of us wanted to go back to the boat we got trigger happy as we wanted to savour the moment as much as possible!! The only thing making us go back was our empty stomachs and the thought of lunch!! We got served another delicious lunch, including tiger prawns that had been caught fresh that day.

The last stop if the day was Pearl Farm, yes girls pearls :-). We got to see how they were made with only 30% being good enough to use to sell. It was so interesting watching the workers in action, amazing to see what goes behind such beautiful jewellery. And then the fun part, the shopping!! Both Hanisha and I are lucky enough to have very lovely boyfriends and got a present each, Hanisha with earrings and me a necklace! Something I will definitely keep forever and be able to have as a memory of such an amazing trip! That was the end if the day so we headed back to our boat for dinner and drinks.

The four of us were shattered that evening so after dinner had a pretty early night. Brad tried a bit of fishing with the guys who worked on the boat which was fun then we headed to bed as were up early again to go back to our hotels. We got the bus back with our new friends and it wasn't as bad as on the way there. We most definitely had a truly amazing weekend and on top if having fun got to meet more lovely people who we will most definitely keep in contact with, Hanisha and MK have even invited us to stay with them in Singapore so we are now planning to squeeze that in before Australia. So thank you Hanisha and MK for being such brilliant company and making our weekend that bit better!

Love B&K xxxxxx


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