Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday Vietnam Tour - Halong Bay

Hello my friends! Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! 3 hours from Hanoi (where we were last week) is this World Heritage Site.

Ha Long means 'descending dragon' - the myth is that a celestial dragon flung herself headlong into the sea, her swishing tail digging deep valleys and crevices in the mainland. As she descended into the sea, these filled with water creating the bay!

Of course, in Vietnam you can shop anywhere! There's always fresh fruit for sale, even on the bay - the vendor will come to you!! I love this service :-)



The fruit sellers and fisherman live in these cute mini villages on the bay!



Hire a boat, to take you wherever you please!! You can even sleep on these if you want to stay a while!



The scenery is beautiful. Even on a cold, dreary, rainy day - its such a lovely part of the world! Next time, I'll go in summer so I can swim from the boat!!



This is 'duck rock'. Don't you think it looks like a duck???



And here I am on 'my' boat. A little wind-blown and cold, but still having fun :-)



Hope you had a lovely time!! See you next week :-)

29 comments:

Tracey said...

There's no wonder you love the place...it's amazing! xxx

inkala images said...

Oh for holidays! Especially to such beautifully exotic places with stories and legends to add to the mystique!

Ingrid x

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow what lovely photos!!! It looks a fantastic place!!
xxxx

Marina Mott said...

Stunning pics!! It's relly a gret place!

becky said...

Very nice, I enjoyed the tour Karen! My manicure place (where I get pedicures etc) they are almost all Vietnamese.


Happy Sunday!(or is it monday there?? lol)

BonjourRomance said...

I did have a lovely time, it looks so beautiful. I wouldn't mind going for a dip in the water myself. Really like how they sell the fruits from the boats. You look like you're having a great time - very pretty!

Yokohama said...

Wonderful place!♥

The Hausfrau said...

We did the 2-night Dragon Pearl boat trip--it rained the whole time, but it was still so beautiful, and the food was great!

silk purse said...

Wow, I loved this amazing tour!

Thanks for visitng my blog and wishing me a happy 'b-day' as well as a happy Valentines day!..,

May you thouroughly enjoy the rest of your fabulous trip and may you also enjoy Valentines day in that exotic locale!

Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Heavenly Housewife said...

How wonderful, what a beautiful place! I love the "floating markets"
*kisses* HH

Little Lotus said...

wow, looks stunning. I have heard good things about the food there too. most envious.

xx

koralee said...

Wow...thank you for sharing these amazing photos...sending you lots of love.

Lorenza said...

Sure you enjoy that place!
It looks so beautiful and serene!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Clau! said...

thanks for sharing this images with us, that place looks really amazing ;)

Beach Vintage said...

That fresh produce looks amazing. Take care and thanks for the kind words last week. xx

Olive said...

That looks like it would be so much fun. I bet you find very interesting things. Have a wonderful week and happy adventures!

Olive

Miss Caitlin S. said...

That looks amazing!!! Especially the first picture with all the food on the boat, yum! Wind suits you :)

Michela said...

What a charming place! Have fun!!!

Marta Represa said...

Wow, those are such exotic and amazing pics! I'm so jealous!
xx

sophie munns said...

Oh how wonderful to be looking onto these amazing rocks, mountains...what word best describes them!

Wishing you lovely days in Vietnam Karen,,.Enjoy!
Sophie

Who's that Gamine? said...

OMG! When were you there? Are you still there? Beautiful! I need travel tips :)

PS- You're killing me with the photo of Patsy on the computer. Holy cow!

Love,
MG

*whosthatgamine.blogspot.com*

Pretty Little World said...

This photos are positively lovely!! I've seen documentaries on Vietnam and it always looked amazing and charming -- your post makes me want to go even sooner!!

silk purse said...

I'M BACK TO POST A SECOND MESSAGE, AND TO WARMLY INVITE YOU TO POP BY TOMORROW, (EVEN THOUGH YOU'RE TRAVELING), TO SIP 'A CUPPA' AND ENJOY A TREAT OR TWO, AT THE RETURN OF ,TUESDAT TEA FOR TWO, OUR LITTLE CYBER TEA PARTY!..,

CHEERS FROM WANDA LEE @ THE PLUMED PEN

Libbie said...

Lucky girl!!! That looks so awesome! I have never even traveled over seas & for now it looks like it will be quite awhile until that happens! I will live through you :) Thanks for the trip! :)

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Simply beautiful. Makes me want to go on holiday.
Warm regards,
Simone

{little.happy.things} said...

I like the photos and I like the way they sell fruits on the boat, looked so fun! I can see why you like that place. By the way how often do you go there?

Mami said...

What a nice Halon Bay of the World Heritage. Glad to take us for touring.

Courtney said...

What a gorgeous section of the world! Thanks for sharing your photos and experience.

Elie's Papel said...

Love those images... look like they're from a movie!