Writers On The Run
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Writers On The Run

A Boat, A Dragon, and Thien Cung Grotto

Our sea-worthy vessel © A. Harrison

What started with a boat rapidly became a surreal experience.

Indeed, most of my trip to Halong Bay bordered on surreal. The place was crowded when we docked mid-morning. Bewildered and sunburnt tourists milled around looking for boats to take them out into the bay while vendors verged on blows as they competed for tourists. The sea of bodies spilled over from the jetty into the over-priced…

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