Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Ha Long Bay was a beautiful backdrop to a whirlwind of scheduled activities.

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We took a two-night tour with Ha Long Best Cruises on the Marguerite boat, though I believe most of the tours are the same. The scenery was gorgeous, but there seemed to be a designated time when all the boats brought all the tourists to one stop, be it a man-made beach with a mini market, a giant cave where they’d cemented in stairs and cordoned off a path, or a pearl farm that looked like it might not actually be real. We would all crowd in, and then all disperse. I would have preferred to spend time relaxing on deck and just cruising around away from all the other boats, but that appeared to not be an option.

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Still, at the end of the day, the bay was beautiful and the food was delicious, so I can’t complain.

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And hey, maybe I should be less judgemental about someone wanting to schedule 20 minutes of rest time into my day. I’m back at work now, and that seems like a pretty thoughtful itinerary addition.

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