|Locals fishing with just line - no poles.|
Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It consists of more than a thousand uninhabited islands and large limestone protrusions in what is truly one of the natural wonders of the world. We were there for a four-hour cruise, but others come for cruises of up to several days. It was overcast the day we were there, so my pictures aren't the greatest - but there are numerous sunny photos of Halong Bay all over the web. Check them out.
|One of hundreds of tour boats at Halong Bay|
It took us approximately four-hours to make the long drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Mark Zuckerberg (of Facebook) and his entourage had been there a few days earlier, but they flew directly to the bay by helicopter. His way was more convenient, but we got to see a lot more of the countryside. If I believed in Facebook, I would post my photos of the drive up there so Zucky could enjoy them also.
|Another tour boat - most had plants on board|
|Daniel Murphy, PhD|
|Looking out of the dining room of our boat|
|Topside of our boat|
|Our Hanoi guide|
|Another cruise boat weaving through the islands|
|Some small islands of Halong Bay|