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 :-)