Feb 20 2015

Halong Bay dream place

N'tash
Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 11:44

While J was all sick on the boat I managed three kids an my camera all alone and went for a short trip to Perl Museum to see the magic happening in action.

Our second night in Halong Bay we spent in a place taken from a dream – in a small bungalo on a small private beach. I guess we would have enjoyed this place much more if it would have been closer to bikini weather and none in the family was sick.
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Feb 20 2015

Ha Long Bay

N'tash
Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 08:35

Our three day trip to Ha Long Bay was both our best and our worst experince in Vietnam so far.  Best – because of the landscape and the whole trip per se which was packed with fun activities. Worst – because 3/5 of our family got sick and having a bad stomach on the boat (or on island) is nothing I can recommend.

So please enjoy the great scenery and one bazillion pictures of boats. :D
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Feb 20 2015

Streets of Hanoi

N'tash
Friday, February 20th, 2015 at 05:04

One of Hanoi’s highlights was a park – Lenin Park. ;) Which could have been a quite ok experince for the kids as they seemed to have rides that they would love and the park itself was very neat with a huge lake in the middle. But.. But since it was a cold and rainy day all the rides were closed and frankly we were the only visitors in this huge park.

Another must-see place was Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum. Nothing special there – just a little tourist crowd on the huge square in front of it and cold wind. I found that walking on the streets of Hanoi was much more amusing than sightseeng. :D
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Feb 19 2015

Hotel tradition

N'tash
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 16:45

Our staying-at-the-hotel-tradition here – put together all beds and watch tv (mainly Pink panter ;) ) before it’s lights off.
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Feb 19 2015

Museum of ethnology and water theatre

N'tash
Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 16:39

Strange things happen with our kids – as soon as we go to a museum they get hungry, tired, and don’t wanna be there at all. ;D  Too bad, because I found the ethnological museum very interesting. Later that afternoon we got the tickets to the water puppet theatre show. This is one of a kind theatre that has its origins on the rice fields – thus water. It was an extremely interesting show especially from the technical point of view. Not only the actors were standing in the water they also had fire under and over the water. Needless to say kids liked it much better than the museum!
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