Day 116 to 121 Energetic Hanoi and natural gem Halong Bay in Vietnam

Hanoi (old town center) by night

Hanoi seemed like a very energetic city with friendly and hardworking people. They all seemed to know how to be a salesman but , in our opinion, few knew how to follow the traffic rules!!! We had to be very careful walking in the streets (as the pavements were chock full of parked motorbikes we were nearly unable to use them for walking). The motorbikes and electrical bikes were all over the streets – on the left side, on the right side, in the middle of, in addition to being on the inside of us and on the outside of us… 🙂 Still we managed somehow to maneuver us safely across the old town which was teeming with life. We all loved our stay in Hanoi from day one and had some really nice eating experiences there as Hanoi people seem to be very good at cocking… Yummy! We also did some sightseeing in the old town of Hanoi which was interesting. Lastly we had a marvellous trip to Halong Bay at the northeast coast of Vietnam meeting some very friendly and loving people from Ireland, Germany, Singapore, the Philippines and Canada that we hope to stay in touch with for a long time. The natural gem Halong Bay with its thousands of isles, limestone pillars, pearl farms, emerald water and the Dau Go Cave gave us the goosebumps because of its stunning beauty. Other great things we experienced on this trip was kayak paddling during sunset, to practice Tai Chi during sunrise and how to make Vietnamese spring rolls (superyummy :-)) before we ate them. Luna Noor had her best experience ever on this “worldwide family tour” getting to know Susan from Canada who was very patient talking English with her for hours… She got over her fear of talking English after those precious hours. Thank you sooo much, Susan! I think you have made a friend for life in Luna Noor… 🙂

Dau Go Cave in Halong Bay

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Planes outside a war museum in Hanoi20161026_101416 20161026_101421 20161026_101548The mausoleum to Ho Chi Minh 20161026_104310…it’s raining again… 20161026_104320The park and place where Ho Chi Minh worked and rested20161026_105520 20161026_110121 20161026_110410The Ho Chi Minh museum 20161026_111448 20161026_111635 20161026_111908 20161026_112314 20161026_112425 20161027_081605

Traffic in Hanoi

20161026_09594620161026_095950 20161026_095942 20161025_214753 20161025_214826On our trip to Halong Bay we were lucky enough to meet this bunch of great people from Ireland, Germany, Singapore, Canada and the Philippines. Thank you sooo much for making this trip such a wonderful memory. 🙂 Hope to see you again soon!!!

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Our wonderful trip to Halong Bay…

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Fishing with guitar playing… where can it be, the squid?

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Early in the morning 🙂

20161024_063007The Halong Bay Tai Chi Club 🙂

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Dau Go Cave in Halong Bay

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Kayaking in Halong Bay

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…and after kayaking some of us had to take a swim in the emerald colored water…

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Trying to practice Tai chi during sunrise in Halong Bay

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Learning how to make Vietnamese spring rolls on our Halong Bay Cruise

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2 thoughts on “Day 116 to 121 Energetic Hanoi and natural gem Halong Bay in Vietnam

  1. Luna Noor, it was absolutely my pleasure to have had the opportunity to speak to you in English. And, I thank you so much for teaching me Norwegian…which I will need you to give me a refresher course. Keep up the lovely English. You speak it absolutely beautiful.
    Big hugs from you new friend from Canada
    Susan

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  2. Dear Susan,
    I loved talking to you as well. Now I talking very much English with my aunt, Hera.
    She is two years younger than me and we play a lot together. My grandfather has a pool outside his house where we swim every day. We also eat some Norwegian food here. YUMMY!!!

    BIIIG hug from your friend Luna Noor

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