Halong Bay & Monkey Island
Trip Start May 10, 2011
162Trip End Apr 15, 2012
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On the boat & Monkey Island
Then it was time for our cave walk – we went off to get our geek walking shoes only to realise that they were not on board AGGGGGGGGGGG disaster they were either left on the bus or back at the hostel
Anyway we went to the cave which was massive and really cool (forgot to take the camera in our shoe stress) then we done some kayaking then it was time for dinner which again was rubbish – mostly seafood which we hate so instead we got given tofu – YUK. To top the day off the lock on our door broke and he was wanting us to leaving it till the next day….er no thanks we have already lost our shoes and we didn’t want our netbook or camera getting stolen too so eventually they chnaged the lock and got it fixed. We had a good group of people onboard so got stuck in about the beers and some more drinking games and karaoke – then staggered off to bed in the wee small hours.
We woke this morning as the air con was turned off again at 7am - not amused as were were sweating like mad in our tiny cabin trying to get ready !
We gathered for drinks later that night but it wasnt really a group full of party people so had a few beers and headed to bed. Up at 7am the next day for more bus, boat, bus journeying to get home - we had to ask several times for a swim stop in the baking heat which we got but only for 10 mins then somehow we were back at shore waiting for the bus for an hour with no fans on and it was roasting - so much for not having time to swim!!
I think the tour totally depends on the group you have with you - thankfully we met a cool Aussie couple to drink with which was great.
That night we met up with our friends we met in China to watch the Man City V's Man Utd game - poor Marc it all started so well but they got beat at the last minute - soooo not good when everyone else including the bar staff were Man Utd fans!!! It was a few more beers then bed lol