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Halong Bay

Posted in Photography, Travel by Alvin on September 1, 2010

A backdated memo of a trip that was.

Halong Bay was one of the few last places I’ve been during the trip in June. It was an impromptu decision because my initial plan of a longer stay in Sapa foiled due unavailable accommodation.

A day trip started with a mini bus ride to Halong City, 170km away from Hanoi. The junk boat sailed off the pier at about 10am, cruising into the bay and the limestones archipelago.

and it wasn’t as impressive as I thought it would be.

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The bay being labeled as one of the best of its kind, but I thought Langkawi geosites were better. No?

I stayed another day in Hanoi, before a long day of flying and waiting and flying. 3pm flight from Hanoi to HCMC, a 4 hours transit, then another flight from HCMC to Singapore which marked the end of trip.

Something I love about a getaway is that it sucked me away from reality, and in the midst of denial, physiological senses seemed to be at its best, absorbing essence of every nook and corner. Like what they say, ‘you are a snail, rucksack is your home, carry-n-go.’ 🙂

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