If you have booked a trip to Halong Bay or are seriously
considering visiting this amazing place, I have to
congratulate you. You have made an excellent choice. Put
simply, it is a feast for the senses. If you have ever
wanted to visit a place that engages on you on many
different levels-intellectually, visually, audibly,
among many others, you couldn't have picked a better
place. Halong Bay offers a majestic coastline that
features many islands that seem to float off the water.
The coastline also has great sand you can talk about for
months after your trip. There are also sleepy coastal
fishing villages that harken back to a long-lost era.
All these sights, sounds, smells, and touch add up to a
distinctly ethereal out of this world adventure. This
isn't your typical sun, surf, and sand water adventure.
No. It goes much deeper and further.
Halong cruises is
like peering into one's psyche-traces of the past, hints
of the future, and a heaping dose of the unfolding
mysteries of the present all rolled up into one
exploration you won't soon forget. If you want a truly
luxurious Halong Bay stay, follow the tips below.
Luxury as simplicity
There are many ways to define 'luxury.' Indeed, the
number of definitions seem to only depend on the number
of people doing the defining. Still, the vast majority
of definitions cluster around the idea of excess. There
is this creeping idea that for something to be
luxurious, it has to be more. Halong Bay turns this idea
on its head. Real luxury is not about heaping servings
or chewing on more than you can swallow or swimming in
excess, Halong Bay's luxury is more Buddhist in nature.
The old Zen maxim of 'less is more,' is definitely in
play when it comes to Halong Bay luxury. There is a
certain richness you can't find elsewhere in viewing
mist roll in through Halong Bay and slowly swallow the
tops of islands as you sit on the shore. There is an
unmistakable sense of affluence that emanates from
trekking up the side of a mountain and gazing down into
a sea of green dotted by tall limestone islands. Luxury,
is all about simplicity not excess. Real beauty, like
that of a woman, doesn't come from the rich gold,
sapphire, emerald, and jade baubles she's wearing. Real
beauty comes from her imperfections-quirky smile, off
kilter looks, awkward laugh. Enjoying Halong Bay and
truly tapping into its very essence is the height of
luxury. There is no need to prove anything to anyone at
anytime. Things just are. And that is what is so
beautiful and so rare about this place. It is as if
nature itself gave the world a rare gift that few people
have bothered to find out about.
The value of fragile memory
There is a fragile quality to Halong Bay. From its views
to the experiences it provides. One second, you are
climbing up a hill to see a better view of the coast.
The next second, mist, rain, or something else happens
and the view has changed. You are forced to live for the
moment, and that is the true beauty. It offers a magical
snapshot into your very being-one second at a time.