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Tagged With: cat ba

A sticky situation

Shed building ideas!  Now in Hanoi and the traffic is incredible.  Look carefully at photo below.  This guy caused utter chaos with his long metal pole.  He pulled out into flowing traffic from his left, but no shouting, no aggression, everybody weaves around everyone else.  Way safer to cycle than try to walk across roads, … Continue reading »

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Rooms with a view

CatBa is a stunning island, spent two nights in this shabby hotel but stunning views then two days on a boat trip into the islands.  Lots of swimming, ‘kysaking’ through caves into beautiful enclosed bays, and delicious food!  We were the only ones to sleep on the boat, luxurious, with our own guide, chef and … Continue reading »

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Halong Bay

              Top:   Cat Ba Island, mostly easy cycling And the friendly train guards, laughing at drop handlebars! The train platform becomes a market. Ferry to Cat Ba. Tourist trips (2hrs) cost $180 each to Cat Ba but we took this vehicle ferry (1hr) for $5 ‘total price’. Very … Continue reading »

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