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Halong Bay Cruise and Hotel Blog - Paradise Vietnam

Luxury tourism is on the up in Vietnam, and Halong Bay is set to see a big change in the way that it is discovered and explored by visitors. Halong Bay luxury cruises are certainly the way forward, and here is why that is a good thing… 

ParadiseVietnam_Paradise-Peak-Cruise What do you think are the reasons to go for a luxury cruise in Halong?

  1. This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip (for most)

Most people will visit Halong Bay just once, and this is one of the world’s great natural beauties, so it is worth paying that little bit extra to make the most of it. If you decide to save some money and go with one of the cheaper operators, you could end up having a less than satisfactory experience which would more than tarnish your Halong Bay experience.

  1. It is better for the environment 

Cheap cruises and environmental conservation do…

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Tapoo Island Beach and shopping James Bond Island Thailand

James Bond Island is on the top things to see when in Phuket Island Area Thailand.  Not very big but lot to see on the way there.

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Halong Bay Cruise and Hotel Blog - Paradise Vietnam

What shall we do for New Year’s Eve? is a question that is just as annoying when you’re travelling as it is when you’re at home. New Year’s Eve at home carries with it a certain amount of pressure to have a great time and the result is often somewhat… underwhelming. You’ve spent time with your family over Christmas and it’s time to hook up again with your friends and go crazy. But do you really want to do that after indulging yourself through Christmas?

When you’re away from home, things are sometimes even more difficult as you don’t know where to go or what to do, and the thought of getting caught up in some busy city fireworks surrounded by hordes of people is more than off-putting. One way to get away from at all and to take the pressure off is to spend New Year’s Eve in Halong…

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Stafford on Tour

Our plan had us heading straight to Ban Lung, but instead we decided to head east into the Mondulkiri (lots of beautiful jungle cloaked mountains and plantations, but little else). In Sen Monorom (the regional capital) we scored a cute little bungalow at the Happy Elephant for super cheap – no frills but all the thrills – and headed straight for a waterfall to enjoy the rest of the day. We had heard bizarrely good reports of a pizza restaurant (Mondulkiri Pizza) in the town, so thought we would have a look and after about half and hour of wandering the back streets, in the pitch black being barked at by every single dog, we managed to find it and had an admittedly great pizza while watching the Cambodia v Japan football.

En route to the falls on a moto

Next up, a very exciting day. We were headed into…

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