This is by far one of the most mysterious and awe inspiring places I have been to on this great planet earth. Just a few hours outside of Ha Noi Vietnam is this eerie archepellago of limestone islands in a bay that goes on forever it seemed. We only did a day tour with our private guide and I am kicking myself that we didn’t do an overnite or two stay on the boat!
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The bay was filled with rustic fishing villages in houseboats all long the island chain. The chef prepared us meals fit for a king with only a wok and the fresh catch from the bay….I swear the fish you see in the album was a piranna!! It was delicious!
The boat accomodated about 8 people plus the chef, his wok, a fishing pole and a boat pilot. We met folks from the UK and Australia on this surreal boat journey. The crazy thing is….these photos are in COLOR believe it or not which added to the “otherworldly” feel of the day!
A big part of the money made on this bay is in pearl farming. I got a string of pearls from a local on the boat as big as garbanzo beans each!!! Under 70.00 for a 1000.00 usd strand!!!
AND THE LAST ALBUM OF PHOTOS TAKEN AROUND HANOI!!
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