Our last day of cycling is upon us and we are heading back into Hanoi. One thing we have not explained is that each of the viliages we visit specialises in some sort of farming or production. For example the villiage we stayed at on our first night specialised in weaving, others in rice wine, corn, sugar cane, etc.
After our tough climb before lunch we spent the afternoon relaxing at the resort. The Cat Ba resort has two pools and a beach front, perfect for lazing around after a morning of cycling. It reminded us a bit of Fiji, reading books and looking out at the bay.
2km of uphill in the middle of Cat Ba island. Do they make it? You’ll have to watch to find out.
I have been a bit quiet on the food front lately, because I haven’t really been eating much but rice. Bit of a tummy bug. But today I am back in the game and just in time for a seafood lunch on board our cruise through Ha Long Bay. Continue reading “The real fresh food people”
A day off the bikes, Hurrah! Today we boarded our very own Junk boat to cruise Ha Long bay. I’m not joking about that either, a boat capable of easily carrying 30 or more people had just Gemma and I, our guide Hoang and the crew . Ridiculous. Continue reading “UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay”
Poor Simon didn’t stand a chance today when Huang told us we were going to Ha Long and our first stop was a pearl factory. Pearls are my favourite, and whilst Simon has already bought me a string of them and a bracelet to match, you can’t have too many – right.
One of the highlights of today was coming across this group of boys catching large mice (or are they rats) along the side of the road as we went passed.