Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Halong Bay

Three hours outside Hanoi in the Gulf of Tonkin lies spectacular Halong Bay, which looks exactly like Scaramanger's Island from The Man With the Golden Gun. Halong Bay has many more islands than the Bond location in Thailand (over 1500) but none were fitted with a Solex powered laser and sadly none were inhabited by Agent Goodnight.

Halong Bay is home to several floating villages. The villagers live by fishing and from fish farms built under their floating houses. They move the entire village to a protected location if there is a storm or typhoon.

Starting them early. Watch out Henley Regatta!

What a lot of old junk(s)!

All commerce is carried out afloat. A floating tuck shop visits our junk.

It was very hazy in the Bay but soon winter will bring think fog and mist and almost zero visibility.

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