16.12.2008 28 °C
This is Rebecca. She is usually a very chipper Aussie. But today she is looking glum because she took the cheapie junk tour of Ha Long Bay - Crikey! What a BIG mistake Rebecca!
But this is Rebecca's backpack with Sheila and friends. Unlike glum Rebecca, her backpack looks jolly cheerful because it took the luxury cruise with us - Way to go Rebecca's backpack.
We can't be certain that Rebecca's backpack planned it this way, but while Rebecca thought her faithful piece of luggage was lounging securely in her hotel's baggage room until her return, the crafty sack slipped aboard our tour bus and came on the cruise with us to Ha Long Bay. And what a time it had - five star accommodation, superb haute cuisine, and even a visit with the captain on the bridge of our junk. It is a trip that Rebecca's backpack will never forget. Poor Rebecca. She'll only have memories of a vomit blocked toilet and fifty drunks singing "Waltzing bleepin' Matilda."
Apologies to Steve Butler of The West Australian newspaper for scooping this splash.