2/15/13


A few years ago, some of our friends visited Halong Bay. I remember being just blown away by their photos. It was quickly added to my my "must-see" list. So when we were planning this trip, it was a given that we were going to go to Halong Bay. It was just as beautiful as I hoped - although quite a big colder than I imagined! We took hundreds of photos, but here are just a few that reflect the bay's quiet beauty.

Notes:
- We did a three day, two night tour with Vega Travel. While they are not the cheapest option out there, they are highly recommended on tripadvisor and in Lonely Planet. We found the tour to be excellent and the food was delicious. Well worth the money, I think.
- We were (naively) expecting warm temperatures like we experienced in Phu Quoc. It turned out to be about 10°C. I wouldn't normally find that that cold, but it was sure blustery on the boat and we didn't really have proper apparel packed.
- Mike selected and edited these photos since I've been swamped with work the last few days. Thanks love! As per usual, the photos are mix of his and mine.
- A few more photos here.

25 comments:

  1. Did you sail on Dragon Pearl too??? you made me miss Vietnam so much!!!

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    1. no, but we saw some boats like that!

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  2. so beautiful!!! I'm definitely in love with your photos and your travels :)

    Diane
    fromdianetoyou.com

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  3. ohhh these are beautiful. the light is so so pretty!

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  4. Beautiful photos of Halong Bay! It is on my list of places to visit when I visit my dad's homeland :) So serene.

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  5. My, my. These are absolutely stunning. Hang in there with that workload, teach.

    x

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  6. ohhhh, this is beautiful. and i love your editing technique. xx

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  7. It looks straight out of a dream, or a film. You make me want to stay in Asia so that I can get myself to Vietnam. ^^

    Fighting! with the work. <3

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  8. wow, these photos are amazing!! they have such a dream like quality. beautiful.

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  9. Oh, this is definitely on my travel list. I've heard about it years ago, and always thought it was a beautiful place. But the photos you have posted just showed a different and magical side to it.

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  10. whooooa! this must've been a life changing experience. such beauty is mind altering.

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  11. We were there exactly a year ago ... things have changed! Since then, a law was passed that all the junk boats had to be painted white (some authority figure saw Sydney Harbour and I guess they thought they could make the junk boats look like yahts if they painted them all white?!) A very different sight now!

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  12. gorgeous. my twin sister just visited there a couple days ago. now i can't wait to see all her pictures as well.

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  13. Wow, I am blown away by these photos. Absolutely stunning. Never knew I wanted to see Vietman until now.

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  14. These pictures are pure perfection! :)

    ~ Noelani

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  15. GORGEOUS. that's on my list of must sees, too. great documentation, per usual - i'm blown away! :) beautiful!

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  16. My husband and I went to Halong last Christmas! It wasn't until AFTER the vacation that my husband gifted me with a Mark ii. Yikes. Now I'll HAVE to go again. Just for photgraphy's sake.

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