Saturday, November 29, 2008

Halong Bay

Our last experience in Vietnam was an over night stay on a junk in the magnificent Halong Bay. This area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which spreads over 580 sq miles with more that 2,000 pinnacle-shaped lime stone and dolomite outcrops scattered across the area. It is an unbelievable site with isolated caves filled with stalagmites and stalactites. Around the area are many floating villages and many of the residents sail the waters selling goods to the people on the junks. Our junk was very colorful and well equipped with bedroom, bathroom, dinning room and area to sunbath and take in the wonderful views. This was a great way to end our stay before travelling the long distance home to Ohio. I have very fond memories of our trip to Vietnam and cherish the friendships of all the wonderful people who crossed my path. You will all be in my heart for a long time to come. I look forward to planning our next trip to teach. Sue

5 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed your beautiful photos and nice narration of your Vietnam trip. My husband was there in the late 1960's while in the Air Force, so it is especially interesting for me to see the country from a different perspective.

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  2. I have enjoyed reading all about your trip to Vietnam, my husband & I were there last year. We also did an o'nite on Halong Bay & just loved Hanoi. The people were all very friendly & we would love to go back. We went to Cambodia as well which we also thoroughly enjoyed.
    Lyn(Brisbane, Australia)

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  4. I love reading your blog Sue. I just got your cd...it is wonderful! I am ready to get started on a block or two. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with all of us. I hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!

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  5. Awsome trip! Something I just dream of for now! Maybe someday.... when the economy gets much better!

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