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A renegade boat rower…Ninh Binh

We had almost given up on haggling for the boat ride for the day and had started to walk away disappointed, when the boat lady stops us in our tracks. Through broken english and exaggerated hand gestures she explained that if we cycled up river and away from her boss, she could pick us up and charge us less. Playing it super cool we did just that and waited as the lady turned up on her motorbike, payed someone else for their boat and with a mischievous laugh, beckoned us onboard and rowed us on through the limestone Karsts of Ninh Binh. Was she a criminal mastermind? Were we part of the Crime of the Century? Judging by her schoolgirl giggle…. I think so.


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