From Ha Long Bay, rocking and rolling on the way to Hue :)

Hi everyone!  While we are enjoying our time at Marge’s, Kim and John are moving on to explore more parts of Vietnam with their Intrepid tour.   After a 4 hour bus ride, they made it to Ha Long Bay for their overnight boat cruise!  Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular travel destination.  The Bay has thousands of limestone karsts and isles.  It is over 1500 km squared.  There were many boats, taking passengers to enjoy this natural wonder.

During their tour, Kim and John went on a kayaking excursion

They also saw how the fisherman make their catch…..very long nets, catching some very small fish.  Fishermen have a difficult life, living and working on the boats for a small income,

The next day, they went to a very large cave that has been developed for tourists to explore inside….steps, and boardwalks make this cave easily accessible.

They call this the “surprise cave”    Maybe you can see what the surprise is from the pictures?  I bet you can!

The real name of this cave is Sung Sot Cave …. it is a very large cave,  the ceiling is 30 metres high!

The next morning, it was time to head back to Hanoi to catch the overnight train to their next destination, Hue.

Kim and John said this was quite the experience….small cabins for 4, with one sheet and a pillow….14 hours on the train rocking and rolling!  This is how the locals do it!

Even though it looks like Kim took the top bunk, John was nice and took it over :).  Fun experience, not sure if they will do it again.  Lol!  The guide asked everyone if they had a good sleep….they all said no and laughed!  Everyone still had a good time!

 

Have an awesome day everyone!  Catch ya later!

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