ha long bay say haaay

 Ha Long Bay is one of the most beautiful destination spots in South East Asia - of course when we went, it was overcast and muggy...but perfect for pretending you're in Pirates of the Caribbean. We took a 2 day cruise around the bay and stopped off for kayaking and cave touring before spending some quality time with the boat crew and their grandmother's rice whiskey. 

One of the highlights of Ha Long was this floating village - it's one the biggest in Vietnam and is almost completely self-sustaining. The people were friendly, even though I'm sure it's not ideal to have people like us cruising through and disrupting their day-to-day life.