|Getting ready to board.|
The bananas were yummy. We purchased them from the boat that pulls up alongside the tourist boat and sells from there.
|Another "Rose Pose"|
We stopped at one of the islets to see the cave called Dong Thien Cung. It looked much like the Reed Flute Cave we had seen in Guilin with the same colored lights on the stalagmites and stalactites.
|Here is the opening used by the princesses.|
Back on the boat we enjoyed such beautiful scenery in such a pleasant, peaceful way. Quite a different scene from the bustling streets of Hanoi.
More Halong Bay
We enjoyed a really nice lunch on the boat--I especially enjoyed the fresh shrimp!
There are so many different views, it's hard not to put all my pictures on the blog.
All of the formations are beautiful, and many of them have unique shapes, but this special pair are thought to look like a rooster and a hen "kissing". What do you think?
|Kissing Birds - the "symbol" of Halong Bay|
|The picture doesn't do it justice--watch the videos.|
Water Dancing Dragons
Water Puppets and Orchestra
The music was so loud, I had to cover my ears!
Love is Blue
Were you stupefied? When it was all over, we looked at each other in surprise. It was more like something we'd see at a kindergarten program in school than a meaningful historic art form. Anyway, it's famous here, and we've seen it!
We enjoyed more lovely food here, and some gorgeous homes in the neighborhood.
|Delicious soup--delightful presentation--the tea light candle underneath kept it hot!|
A woman rode by on her bicycle selling a bread with an egg fried inside. Kirk bought two for us, then she was talking and grabbing at his wallet, shoving more at him, trying to get him to buy more! She was pretty aggressive!
On the drive back to Hanoi, we saw some stilt houses built out in the bay where the fishermen live. So many unique ways to live on this planet! I can't imagine that.