This is the fifth of several brief posts of my recent trip to Asia: photos, food and a few thoughts.
|Halong Bay, Vietnam|
|Tourist boats in Halong Bay|
The included meals on the boat often resembled each other or something not quite so appetising so as to photograph. Our time on the boat also included a taste of the most vile white wine I've ever tasted - a local one that was more like 60% alcohol spirit, and was worthy of two sips and no more.
|Cucumber salad served on the boat|
|Nem ran - Hanoi fried spring rolls|
|I lurve this lemon drink|
Stop scrolling now if you don't want the surprise revealed.
|Inside Surprise Cave|
|More inside Surprise Cave|
|Surprise! (I'm told it's a finger...)|
|A popular view point from outside the caves|
|Views while bike riding all over Cat Ba Island|
|Riding a bicycle all over the island was a highlight of the tour|
|Kayaking in Halong Bay|
|Cat Ba Island Resort, Halong Bay|
|Grilled chicken thigh with vegetables|
Beneath the sauce was a grilled chicken thigh; skin and fat still on and completely drowned in the sweet sauce. The perfect scoops of mashed potatoes had the oddest chewy texture, while the steamed vegetables were thankfully fine.
The next morning involved more boating around before returning to Halong City for our long minibus ride back to Hanoi.
The Halong Bay tour was definitely a highlight of my overall trip. More Asia tripping posts to come in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Malaysia.