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Apr
Halong, VN
09. - 11. April 2016
Mir hänn uns alli am halb 7i am Morge bi dr Reception miesse versammle und hänn zerst moll paar Infos kriegt. Drnoch sin mir denn mit em erste Bus circa 2 Stunde gfahre, bis mir an erste Hafe kho sin. Vo dört sin mir denn mit em Boot circa eh Stund bis uff Cat Ba gfahre. Ahschliessend hänn mir denn nomoll eh Bus und nomoll eh Boot miesse neh bis mir am Mittag denn endlich uff dr Private Insle ahkho sin wo mir die negste 2 Nächt gschlofe hänn.
Nach em Zmittag hänn mir denn unseri Bungalows könne bezieh und bitz ins Meer go bade. Drnoch isch denn au scho Zyt gsi für Wassersport. Ich ha Tubing buecht, mir sin zu fünft uff eme grosse Luftküsse gläge, wo am eh Schnellboot ahgmacht gsi isch. S isch super witzig gsi und mir hänns fascht gschafft druff z bliebe. Aber am Schluss hett dr Fahrer vom Boot uns denn doch no könne drab gheie und mir hänn miesse an Land schwümme.
Drnoch sin mir denn no bitz go Kayak fahre. Es isch wunderschön gsi und echt warm. Aber d Halong Bay isch leider rächt verschmutzt und s hett relativ vill Abfall im Wasser und an de ville kleine Stränd kha.
Wo mir zrugg uff dr Insle gsi sin, isch eh anderi Gruppe, wo an dem Tag ihri 6-stündigi Boottour kha hett, zrugg uff d Insle kho. Mir sin an dem obe circa 70 Lüt gsi uff dr Insle wo zemme gesse und drnoch no bitz gfiirt hänn.
Wenn me Znacht bitz ins Meer isch, hett me könne dr fluoreszierendi Plankton gseh. Ha so öbbis no nie vorher gseh und s hett riesig Spass gmacht eifach nur em Strand entlang z laufe und s Wasser zum lüchte z bringe.
Am negste Tag isch denn unseri 6-stündigi Boottour durch d Halong Bay uff em Plan gstande. Mir sin nach em Zmorge, circa am 10i ume los. Ich ha s super gfunde dass mir eh recht kleini Gruppe vo nur 13 Lüt gsi sin, will so lernt me wirklich alli rächt guet kenne.
Mir sin zerst für circa eh Stund bitz durch d Halong Bay gfahre und hänn könne die wunderschöne Landschafte betrachte. Bim erste Stopp wo mir gmacht hänn, hänn mir denn könne vom Boot gumpe und bitz go schwümme. Ahschliessend sin mir denn nomoll go Kayak fahre. Mir sin durch Höhlene in de Felse gfahre und hänn au wieder bitz könne go schwümme. Da s Wasser aber nit so tief gsi isch und ich z noch an eine vo de Felse kho bi hani mir an de Koralle im Wasser mini Zeche uffgschnitte. S isch aber nit so schlimm gsi und dr einti Tourguide hett mir s desinfiziert sobald mir zrugg uff em Boot gsi sin.
Nach em Zmittag uff em Boot sin mir denn witter gfahre und hänn denn bitz spöter nomoll eh Stopp gmacht, wo mir wieder hänn könne vom Boot gumpe und go schwümme. Das moll hänn mir könne an eh kleine Strand schwümme, wo in dr Nöchi gsi isch. S hett aber nit Sand kha an dem Strand, sondern s isch voll vo kleine Korallestückli gsi, s hett also rächt weh gmacht an de Fiess.
Die Boottour isch echt super schön gsi und ich ha endlich moll bitz länger könne s Meer und d Sunne gniesse. D Gruppe isch au super gsi, mir hänn uns alli super verstande und villi lustigi Sache zemme erlebt.
Wo mir denn so circa am 4i wieder zrugg uff d Insle kho sin, sin mir zu dr negste Gruppe drzue gstosse, dass heisst mir sin wieder circa 70 Lüt gsi uff dr Insle. Ich ha also wirklich Glück kha in so ere kleine Gruppe z si, d Gruppene drvor und drnoch sin einiges grösser gsi.
Mir hänn denn vor em Znacht no bitz Volleyball gspielt und uns eifach no bitz am Strand usgrueht und gsünnelet.
Nach em Znacht hänn mir denn wieder bitz gfiirt alli zemme. Die Nacht sin mir uff die super Idee kho Matratze vo de Better an Strand z bringe und eifach dört z schlofe. S isch wunderschön gsi unter freiem Himmel am Strand z schlofe, mir sin jedoch am Morge scho relativ frieh gweckt worde, will d Sunne circa am 6i uffgoht und s denn rächt schnell hell wird.

Nach em Zmorge hänn mir denn nomoll bitz Volleyball gspielt und bitz am Strand gsünnelet, bevor mit uns denn nach em Zmittag wieder uff eh Ruckwäg uff Hanoi gmacht hänn. Ich bi so mied gsi vo dehne drei Täg, dass ich fascht die ganzi Ruckfahrt verschlofe ha.


We had to be down at the reception at 6.30 am to check out and get some information about the castaway tour. After that we were in the first bus for about two hours to get to the harbour. Then we had to take a boat to get to Cat Ba which took another hour. After that we had to take another bus and another boat to finally reach castaway island around midday.
After lunch we could check in to the island and our bungalows, we also went swimming in the ocean. Then it was time to do the water sports. I did tubing and we nearly managed to stay on the tube but at the end the speedboat driver managed to make us fall off and we had to swim back to the beach.
After that we went kayaking. It was beautiful and the weather was really nice as well. But it was a bit sad to see that the Halong Bay is really polluted, there was a lot of garbage in the water and on all the small beaches we saw.
When we got back to the island the group who did their booze cruise that day got back to the island. So we were about 70 people on the island that night, eating and drinking together.
If you go walking or swimming in the ocean by night you can see the fluorescent plankton. I’ve never seen something like that before and it was so much fun just to walk along the beach and make the water glow.
The next day it was time for our 6-hour booze cruise. We left after breakfast, around 10am. It was great to be in a small group (we were only 13 people on the boat) because you really get to know all the people.
First we were just cruising around Halong Bay for about an hour and we got to see all the amazing sceneries. At our first stop we could jump of the boat and go swimming. After that we kayaking again. We were kayaking through caves in the rocks and we went swimming again. But because the water level was low and I got to near to the rocks I cut my toes open on some corals. But it wasn’t to bad and one of our tour guides fixed me up as soon as we were back on the boat.
After lunch we were driving around again and a while later we had another stop were we could jump of the boat and go swimming again. We swam to a small beach that was near the boat. But there was no sand, there were just small pieces of coral so it really hurt my feet.
Our booze cruise was really beautiful and so much fun! It was good to finally see the ocean for a while longer and to enjoy the sun and the sceneries. Our group was great as well and we had so many great experiences together on castaways.
When we got back to the island around 4 pm there was another group that just got there that day. So we were again around 70 people on the island. I was really lucky to be in such a small group because the groups before and after ours were way bigger.
Before we had dinner we were playing volleyball for a while and some of us just chilled out on the beach enjoying the sun.
After dinner the drinking went on again and everyone got really drunk that night. We had the great idea to take a mattress down to the beach and sleep there that night. It was really beautiful to sleep on the beach with a view on the ocean but we woke up pretty early because the sunrise was around 6am and it got really bright very quickly.
After breakfast we played volleyball again, enjoyed the beach one more time before we left for Hanoi after lunch. I was so tired after these three day that I slept nearly the whole journey back.