Vietnam - Halong Bay

The last few day have been spent on the coast cruising the 3000 islands of Ha Long Bay with Griswalds Vietnamese Vacations. 

Unfortunately it has only been 6 degrees, so a cruise around the limestone islands was a little chilly (though extremely beautiful). The islands are so beautiful with many shooting staight up from the sea (no beaches in sight)

Islands on Halong Baya couple of islands in Halong Bay at sunset

We visited large caves which had been lite up along with many other site seeing big boat traffic jam.

Caves lite up with blue lightsmany boats queing to visit caves

So many people live and work on the water in the bay.

homes floating on Halong Bayworking on Halong Bay

We moored for the night and watched a beautiful sunset

Mel & Mich on boat in Halong Bay with sunset behind

We then sat and ate a beautiful seafood banquet with the other quests.  The following morning we headed to Cat Ba Island for a night before returning to Hanoi.

More photos of out trip around Halong Bay can be found in our photo gallery.