Phở & Gỏi Cuốn – 2 of The 50 Most Delicious Foods In The World by CNN

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw said. Judging by the number of amazing dishes out there, he was right.

But which are the tastiest? We’ve scoured the planet for what we think are 50 of the most delicious foods ever created.

No doubt some of you will be left reeling: “How did French fries not make the list?!” That’s where our Facebook poll comes in.

Head over there once you’ve finished here and let us know: what’s your favorite food?


#28. Pho, Vietnam

This oft-mispronounced national dish (“fuh” is correct) is just broth, fresh rice noodles, a few herbs and usually chicken or beef. But it’s greater than the sum of its parts — fragrant, tasty and balanced, the polar opposite of the moto rider who brought you to the little café where you find the best stuff.

#30. Goi cuon (summer roll), Vietnam

This snack made from pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli and other ingredients wrapped in rice paper is served at room temperature. It’s “meat light,” with the flavors of refreshing herbs erupting in your mouth.

Dipped in a slightly sweet Vietnamese sauce laced with ground peanuts, it’s wholesome, easy and the very definition of “moreish.”

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We are so proud to have in this list two Vietnamese very popular dishes: Phở and Gỏi Cuốn.  On our cruise tours in Halong Bay, Bhaya Cruises offers these two delicious dishes in the buffet lunch.

Moreover, in the cooking demonstration class, we also introduce to guests how we make the fried spring rolls, which are other version of the Gỏi Cuốn.

On Bhaya Cruises, we want to bring to our guests the finest Vietnamese cuisine so that it becomes one of those memorable experiences they will have in Halong Bay, Vietnam.

Dreaming of An Unforgettable Romantic Wedding on Halong Bay

Halong Bay is one of Mother Earth’s most amazing natural wonders and one of Vietnam’s most prized treasures. Known to the Vietnamese as “The Descending Dragon”, Halong Bay remains not only a paradise for tourists worldwide longing for unique experiences, but also a wonderful venue for lovers to dream of an unforgettable romantic wedding.

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Bhaya Cruises is proud of the fact that so far we have organized several weddings on our cruises. Each one for us has been a memorable experience as we understand that wedding organization is so important for the groom and the bride and their guests.

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“Halong Bay is a dream wedding destination for lovers captivated by its outstanding scenic beauty,” said Allan Tuppil, Bhaya Cruises boat manager. Imagine your wedding on a luxurious charter wooden junk with the vow taking place on the sundeck of Bhaya Cruises overlooking the limestone karsts of Halong Bay. The stunning scenery of the bay’s nature makes the romance as your love blossoms under the blue sky and on the turquoise waters.

To suite the romantic atmosphere of being a dreaming wedding venue, in some cases we arrange a setting where a small wooden junk decorated with flowers and balloons, carrying the bride to where the groom is waiting on a Bhaya cruise.

A New Look and New Features of Bhaya Cruises Facebook Page

Last week, we tweeted about our new project of refreshing Bhaya Cruises Facebook Page. So far, Bhaya has been focusing our marketing strategies on social media. We are aware of the importance of communicating and interacting closely with end-users/customers.

Online social networking is our daily task as it helps us personalize our customer care. End-users, who were, are and will be our customers, do not talk with a business. They talk with persons. At real time, we interact with them, listen to their opinions and needs and give them a prompt response to their request.

Since Bhaya Cruises Facebook Page was created, we have had more than 1.200 people who like our page. With Bhaya Facebook Page, we intend to provide a place for fans of Bhaya Cruises to discuss and get updates on our services, news and promotions. Furthermore, the essential thing for us is to encourage you to share with us your comments and ideas, your experiences and stories and so on.

With such philosophy, we have given a new look and new features to our Facebook Page.

Bhaya Cruises Facebook Page

The first impression you may have is the new interface of the page. Our designers and IT technician have looked after each small detail not only to give a visual attraction to the page, but also to communicate our message of “Luxury and Charm”.

The new logo picture has been designed exclusively for Bhaya Facebook Page. The well-known logo of Bhaya Cruises on Halong Bay, Vietnam is followed by other three beautiful photographs: the Bhaya Classic vessel on Halong Bay, the luxury Royal Suite cabin and the onboard spa corner.

Bhaya Cruises Facebook profile picture

The home landing page is now Welcome. There is a tab menu on the left which allows you to navigate as you were in a website. When clicking in each tab, you can find basic information about Bhaya, our cruise programs, vessels and contact details. The tab Booking Online will redirect you to another page within our Facebook page.

Bhaya Cruises Facebook Welcome page

When it comes to the new features of our page, there is other new tab available on the left main menu: Book Online!  Now from Facebook, you have brief information about our latest special offers and promotions. By clicking on More details and instant confirmation, you will go to our website where with only a few steps you can check availability and prices at real time and receive an instant confirmation for your booking.

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Other previous features such as photos, videos and notes will continually be updated. This is the initial stage of our Facebook page project. In the coming time we will improve more features and perfect the design.

Check out Bhaya Cruises Facebook Page today and tell us your opinions!

Fairy tale wedding anniversary on Bhaya Legend

This Tuesday, Bhaya staff were so happy and delighted to receive one of our guests’ letter who took a charter cruise tour on Bhaya Legend, one of our vessels on Halong Bay.

Bhaya would like to express our sincere thanks to Mrs. Marith Kull, her husband and children who shared with us very nice moments of their 5th wedding anniversary on our cruise. Below is part of the letter she wrote to us:

“… I would also like to tremendously thank the crew of Bhaya Cruises Legend I. Because of them the cruise was most enjoyable. We were celebrating our anniversary with our children Evan and Mia ages 3 and 1, and to my surprise most of the crew members indicated that they had young children of their own which answered why they were so natural amongst them. Although we did not ask for our children to be taken care of by the crew, each took aside a couple of minutes to look after them so Andrew and I could enjoy a meal or relax and enjoy the wonderful view that Halong Bay has to offer.Vu our waitress in particular, from time to timewould pop out of nowhere and wipe down the kids faces and hands with a fresh new towel. Each member went out of their way as parents themselves to make our trip along with the children stress free.

Our Cruise Manager Lai was exceptional at making us feel at home on the boat and on the individualized tours. Our children especially our son Evan, will remember this trip and often still talks about Lai. We were quite sad leaving because we saw the sadness on our children’s faces and Evan had asked us why Lai was not coming home with us as he was use to Lai being there the last 2 days.

The Captain and other crew members were all very welcoming.  The Chef’s  food was delicious each time. We thoroughly enjoyed the unique dinner in the cave, and the only thing that was missing was music which was fixed right away as one of the crew members pulled out his cell phone and played a lovely Vietnamese wedding song. We definitely felt like king and queen on our special trip and the boat cruise turned out to be a fairy tale in so many ways thanks to the staff.

I hope to return one day and take the cruise all over again as it has left me very fond memories…”

Wedding anniversary on Halong Bay with Bhaya Legend

Tai Chi on Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises | Way to your inner peace

Tai Chi is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defense skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being. This ancient art uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today’s busy lifestyles.

Tai Chi emphasizes complete relaxation, and is essentially a form of meditation, or what has been called “meditation in motion.” Though it is soft, slow, and flowing, the movements are executed precisely.

“Whoever practices Tai Chi regularly will in time gain the suppleness of a child,
the strength of a lion, and the peace of mind of a sage.”

– Old Saying –

Morning Tai Chi class on Halong Bay

Tai Chi on Halong Bay – A great experience ever!

One of the most important points to Tai Chi practice is the relaxation of your mind and body. Choosing a quiet time and tranquil place with open fresh air is a great factor to help induce the body into a balanced and meditative state.

On a Bhaya cruise, we mark the morning Tai Chi class as one of our Halong Bay cruise tour’s highlights. Early in the morning of the 2nd and/or 3rd day of the tour, we offer you a Tai Chi class on the sundeck of our vessel. Our experienced Tai Chi master will instruct you to use the conscious mind to guide the movements and let it lead the body. This will develop your deep concentration to find your inner peace in harmony with nature. Early morning on Halong Bay is a perfect time as it is quiet and sunrise warms up your body. Enjoying the Bay’s outstanding scenic beauty of limestone islets rising from emerald waters will take your mind completely away from stress.

Tai Chi practice on Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises is a great experience ever.

You will discover it yourself!

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