Had a couple of texts off Dad today. First text said that he was on the local bus heading back to Halong Bay. The bus stops at all the villages on the way and it cost £5.00. Had a look on the map and the trip is about 90 miles. It cost me £4.00 the other day to get from Kidsgrove on the local bus and that's just over 4 miles away !
Dad sent another text when he arrived in Halong Bay. He's booked himself into Thuy Duong Hotel. He's got a sea view and a balcony but the room is not so good, so will probably only stay the one night. Plus there isn't the facilities to hire bikes ! The local bus didn't actually come into Halong Bay but dropped Dad off on the highway, so he got a scooter taxi. Dad said it was a bit scary ... it must have been for Dad to say that!
Dad will be getting withdrawal symptoms as he's not been on a bike for a few days now !