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)
We visited large caves which had been lite up along with many other site seeing boats...one big boat traffic jam.
So many people live and work on the water in the bay.
We moored for the night and watched a beautiful sunset
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.