Vietnam Day 1

What a year! Time to recharge and get ready for 2017! I chose Vietnam to because I’ve heard from my friends who already went there that it’s nice, and their testimonies show in their pictures. I also know that there are a lot of historical sites and events that took place in Vietnam, which my mom and I were so happy to have seen some of it (we only went to Hanoi or northern Vietnam). My mom was still a baby or a small kid when the war took place in Vietnam that’s why she loves that country, and has a soft heart for it. Our tour guide was very nice, and needless to say, he is updated with the stuff happening in the Philippines, especially with our very controversial President. ๐Ÿ™‚ On the first day, we were with people from different countries such England and France.

 

At the airport: Dinner while waiting for our 10 pm flight..

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My other awesome companion

 

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi & Ha Long Bay

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Finally we’re here!

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While waiting for our service going to the hotel… Zzzz…

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Noi Bai Airport

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Arrived at the hotel at 2:30 in the morning.. We immediately snoozed because we have to leave for Ha Long Bay at 8 am the next day. We stayed at Golden Silk Hotel in Hanoi.

Off to Ha Long Bay… This was quite a long day, but it was fun.

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Motorcycles galore…

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Cold morning in Hanoi

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Why hello there, Jollibee.

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This hotel is so nice, but I was not able to take a good shot of it. The shuttle was moving kinda shaky. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Coffee everywhere ๐Ÿ™‚

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Nail spa heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

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My kind of coffee chill

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Turista mode on

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About to get to the boat to transfer to the cruise for lunch

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Welcome drink. Ready for check – in

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Private balcony view

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All stuff checked in. Now ready for a sumptuous lunch.

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Time to kayak, and to go to the beach

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Tired arms ๐Ÿ™‚

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Somebody’s coming to welcome us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Time to go back to the cruise

Link to the video:ย Ha Long Bay

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The best venue to read a good book is with nature surrounding you because it makes you feel happy to be alive. Love the fresh air.

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View from our balcony

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My bed and our room. Freshening up and resting in preparation for another sumptuous meal.

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Appetizer and socials at the roof deck!

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Ze bay at night

Vietnamese style cooking demo onย Vietnamese Cooking – Steamed Shrimpย . It’s aย 45 – second Vietnamese cooking of the delicious steamed shrimp using hot stones.

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Indeed a long and tiring day but fun! Had a glass of red wine after dinner, and slept at 10:30 (unbelievable haha) because I am trying to target joining the tai – chi class at 6:30 am, which happens every morning, and which I never got to achieve. ๐Ÿ™‚ Still, I had to wake – up at 7 am for a very early breakfast.

Day 2 is another adventurous and happy day at Ha Long Bay. ๐Ÿ™‚

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