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A gorgeous wedding in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Last weekend, we had the privilege of attending the wedding of a special someone in the family. The backdrop was the gorgeous limestone karsts and isles of Ha Long Bay, aboard the luxury junk, Bhaya Classic III. The flawless organization of the weekend-long celebrations could not have been more perfect – thank you D & J, for being such wonderful hosts.

The magnificent Ha Long Bay has been recognized by UNESCO as a Natural World Heritage Site since 1994 and is undoubtedly Vietnam’s most famous natural wonder. With pristine deserted beaches, grottoes, caves and over 3,000 limestone islets and pinnacles thrusting skyward from the emerald waters, The Bay of the Descending Dragon is a breathtaking marvel well worth the journey for anyone seeking a special and memorable experience. The journey from Hanoi to Ha Long bay takes approximately 4 hours by bus (170km). Alternatively, there is a helicopter option which has a flight time of 1 hour but departs only on Saturdays from Gia Lam Airport in Hanoi. Continue reading

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Old Quarters Hanoi, Vietnam

Last weekend, we headed for Hanoi, Vietnam to attend the wedding of a special someone in the family. While the ceremony itself took place in the magnificent Ha Long bay, we did have a couple of days to enjoy the ever-so-bustling capital and be warmly reacquainted with the nerve-wrecking traffic synonymous with Vietnam. Here are some highlights from the trip, crammed into less than 36 hours! (Jack’s advice: give the water puppets a miss.) Continue reading

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