Kayaking (Not!) in Ha Long Bay

28 10 2015

I could’ve kayaked which all the guide books/websites seemed to suggest was THE way to explore Ha Long Bay but I chose not to as did the three Korean ladies, my new friends on this day trip from Hanoi, who apparently were colleagues at the Seoul Police Department (!) on the advice of our tour guide.  We instead went on the “bamboo boat” with a Vietnamese navigator which I thought was definitely a wiser choice.

The "bamboo boats"

The “bamboo boats”

The Portuguese couple we had lunch with who btw are both architects.

The Portuguese couple we had lunch with who btw were both architects.

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Our navigator.

And we are off!

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Some brave ones do choose to kayak.

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And it’s quite busy.

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At certain scenic points our navigator advises us to take off our life vests for photo opps.  We oblige.

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I love these Korean girls making poses. So full of life and fun they were ^^

I loved these Korean girls making poses. So full of life and fun they were ^^

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