Saturday, 7 June 2008

Good Morning Vietnam

Greetings, readers!

We've just returned from two days on a boat out to Halong Bay, where there are hundreds of limestone islands dotted about as far as the eye can see.

We spent our time exploring (and I quote) "AMAZING caves" and practising our diving by leaping off of our boat into the seemingly bottomless ocean. Throughout all this we had a highly amusing Vietnamese guide whose voice sounded as though it was permanently affected by helium.
We met a lovely Aussie couple (one half of which, Lucy, is in the water with me on the left) who we shared quite a lot of red wine with, and in the middle of the night, we decided to invade another boat where we found some Irish, American and Danish tourists and a bottle of vodka.

We woke up the next morning and said 'Good morning Vietnam' as we looked out onto the sparkling ocean with its strangely shaped islands before returning to Hanoi.

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