Sunday, July 11, 2010
Weekend away: Halong Bay
I write you, sun-kissed, upon return from an amazing weekend away in the beautiful Halong Bay.
Saturday morning we kicked off our adventure with a three hour drive through provincial north-eastern Vietnam, before jumping on-board the aptly named Jasmine junk boat.
We set sail amidst calm and tranquil waters and enjoyed the fresh air, warm sun and delicious fresh-caught seafood. An absolute highlight was a visit to one of the four, brightly coloured, floating fishing communities which occupy the Bay.
A trip to Vietnam would be incomplete without a visit to Halong Bay. The UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most beautiful places the country has on offer and offers perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.