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Hello Hanoi and Halong Bay 

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So this was the last leg of our 5H trip – Hà Nội and Halong Bay. We were excited but a bit tired

We took train to Hà Nội from  Hue but we didn’t book Our train tickets prior so we ended up not getting the sleeper train. Sitting in a train for long hours was not fun. What a mistake!

We travel 18 hours in total. I couldn’t believe it will take us that long gosh. The view was great but because of these metal thing blocking it, we couldn’t get a decent photo.

The last few days in HCM, Hoi An and Hue were amazing except for the bad experiences we had when it comes to scammers. Because of that on the way to Hà Nội, we were a bit paranoid. The guy sitting at our back acting funny so we thought he’s gonna rob us or something  but Thanks God we reached without any incidents.

We reached rainy Hanoi around 11am we left Hue around 7pm the other night. It was fun but I will not do it again! Haha.

It was raining hard and there’s flooding outside so we took our brunch in this fast food called LOTTE. It’s nice and cheap.

We check in to our hotel about 2pm and again the hotel we check in says there’s no room available so they bring us to other hotels where in they said it’s a sister company but we doubt. The  Hotel they brought us has no lift and so old. And the other story was there’s a Ghost there! Oh my. Our toilet flashes on its own two times that night and things are moving by itself.

Well believe it or not but we ask for transfer of room the next day and they transfer us to higher  part of the building and it was ok. Enough of Dramas! from scammers to ghost you name it Vietnam has it!

With all these things happened it didn’t stop us from having a great time as most of the people there a nice and the food is great. Besides, Vietnam has so much more to offer!

This chapel is walking distance from our hotel. It’s called the St. Joseph Catedral. This Neo-gothic style church was build in 19th century and a place for worship by almost 4 million Catholics in Vietnam.

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St. Joseph Cathedral

HALONG BAY

On our 7th day and our anniversary . As early as 7am we were picked up in our hotel by our tour guide for our Halong day yay! It’s  our first year anniversary so it’s a memorable day! Took us four hours to travel  by van to Halong Bay.

Us in our mini van.

It was Comfortable and nice English speaking tour guide. The tour cost us around 100 sgd per person for whole day includes everything.

Ladies doing Embroidery a common livelihood in Vietnam

So as expected, as part of the tour package they brought us here in a big souvenir shop before reaching Halong Bay.

Our fellow wanderers going to the entrance of the bay

It’s around 11am  when we reached the Bay and  It’s already packed by tourist!!!

Here’s a picture of a lady in her boat selling fruits to the tourist.

So here we go!

It  was a gloomy day so no nice clouds and blue skies but I liked it as it’s not so hot and humid!

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I was surprised when I realized that there’s actually a community living here in these waters. Basically houses were built in a boat. There’s school, bank, stores you name it. It can be very inconvenient and limited but a part of me was envious to those who are living here. Fresh air , sea food, and fantastic view what else do you need ?:)

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It was really beautiful here. The only regret I have was not booking overnight .

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School in Halong Bay. Yes you read that right.

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Rock Romance
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Flowers blooming in out boat while sailing the Halong Bay

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Our yummy Lucan in the Ferry boat.
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We went to this magnificent cave . It’s a bit unnatural as they put a lot of coloured lights. Made me feel like I’m in a theatre with lots of fake props around. It’s beautiful never the less.

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Beautifully Lit Halong Bay Cave

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So this will be the view after coming out of the cave.

After reaching Hà Nội around 9pm, we still manage to went out and celebrate. Happy anniversary to us!

Last day in Vietnam.

•Visited Hà Nội Museum

•Manage to visit Ho Chi Minh preserved body . No photographs allowed obviously.

• Red Bridge in Hoan Kiem Lake

• Pagoda

•Shopping

Shop branded shirts and clothes that were real cheap!

Got a mango dress for 10sgd.

Went to halong bay Met up with friends in a nice chill bar and eat local food.

What do I love about Hanoi? It’s the little boutiques shops that are so artsy and pretty.

We flew back to Singapore from Hanoi.

5 H 8day Itinerary

1. HCM – 2 days flew from Singapore and flew to Danang and took taxi to Hoi An

2. Hoi An – 2 days . From Hoi An took sleeper bus to Hue

3. Hue  – 1 day . From Hue took train to Hanoi

4. Hanoi – 2 days .  From Hanoi took mini van to Halong bay for 4 hours

5. Halong bay – 1day
It was so fun!


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