Tour number 1 - Halong Bay...
oh my gosh!!!!!!!!! place actually takes your breath away!! after a slightly stormy start the weather cleared up nicely as we had the best munch ever on the boat and set sail around the bay!! the wee villages r soo cool...completely in the water!!
first stop - floating fish farm!! thank god i never fell in!!!!
second stop - big huge limestone caves - pretty cool stalactites n stalagmites which fuse to form pillars...hahaha...a still think am in higher geography!!! rather interestin shapes..."the happy man" n the "happy couple"...n the one that looks like a famous western statue...the statue of liberty??? no rachel...the virgin mary...ma bad!!! a swear to god they were all out there nuts when they named these stones like!!! funny tho!!
third stop - the middle of the bay - for swimming!!! f***!! decided since we had been doin lots of mad things to conquer ma biggest fear n just go in..in the deep deep water...without a life jacket!! ha!! aye...youz all laugh but a was actually shakin...that does not happen to me!! f*** it...3 of us jumped in n i thought i was gonna die...but i didnt...n it was fun...fun fun fun!!! its just aswell halong bay is a happy bay n not an angry one or that would not have happened!! but high five to me...im ace!!! ha!!
met an ace wee lady on the boat who runs a volunteer program for streetkids near natrang...sounds well good...defo gonna pay her a wee visit n we spent the afternoon pondering life...actually dont know if i will go to oz for xmas now or not...might make my year out 2 years instead!!! may be persuaded to teach english here...i know i hate kids...but they r sooo cute here...we r stealin one!!!!
sat down to another amazin dinner...lots of fresh fish etc...efs would be well proud of me...actually been eatin rather well...n since i was on a roll i thought f*ck it...i will try a wee octopus...n then a wee squid...n it was actually quite good....even had a bit apple...think i might even be brave enof to try peas now!!! hahahah!!
plan of attack for the evening....skinny dippin in the happy sea...never happened tho coz the wee crew were sleepin right next to the ladder...us 3 naked...prob not a happy sight!! ha!! gutted tho!! so instead we sat on the roof n stared at the stars for hours!! bliss!!! couldnt actually believe we were in the middle of halong bay n had the bestest time ever in nam so far!! amaaazin!! our thoughts were slightly interrupted by the karaoke on the other boat....
the story continues,,,
next morn after a very early brekkie we say ta ta to the creepy israeli man n the rest of the boat...hello new boat...karaoke boat...with hotties!!! haha!! n thee best tour guide ever!!!!
catba island here we come....jumped on the wee bikes yet again n headed up a few big hills....not good!! then hiked through a bit jungle to see the wee cave the monkeys live in!! tour guide is the nicest wee man ever with the funniest laugh....amaaazin banter...got to see all the wee animals runnin about the village...and the wee doggies...that they will eventually eat!! gutted!!
next mission....kayaking!!!! what a laugh but we did actually end up with third degree burns...well nearly!! ha!! another fear another day!!! haha!! a final stop at monkey island where the monkeys r not happy but rather scary n tryn attack you if you annoy them n then off to catba island for the hotel n some bold moves!!
another amaaazin munch n 2 bottles of wine...several cocktails n a few shots later...n i was actually w***ered right out my face!! erika did manage to get our wee guide a bit tipsy tho n all of a sudden the 2 hotties n the three of us were on the stage...NO BRAW!!!
*****loss of memory*****
wake up afetr those 2 crept in...bed is diagonal...am in ma pants...n theres sick on the floor!!! i am such a lightweight its embarassin!!! i actually want to die!!! worst hangover ever!!!
thank god i actually cannot stay awake when im mingin n need my bed thats all im sayin...what happens in nam stays in nam!!!!! haha!!
goin home was not fun...neither was brekkie...or lunch....or the f***en crash we seen on the bridge on the way back...a petrol truck...on fire...on a bridge...that we were on...like right next to...woman gettin carried out...man still in front...n th thing ready to blow...seriously thought we were dead like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
back to hostel...still feel yuck...3 hours to go til we need to get a night train to sapa...
which will be a story for my next blog coz im here the now!!!! ha!!
see ya xxx