Oct 242009
Halong Bay's Monkeys Attack Beach!

Do you like wildlife? Do you like the sea? Do you like primates hurtling at you as you try to swim in the tranquil ocean? Then head to “Monkey Beach” in Halong Bay, otherwise known as “Monkey Attack Beach”!

The last stop in our day-long boat tour of magical Halong Bay, Vietnam, was this famous beach, cradled on one of the thousand limestone islands.

I threw off my wrap and dove into the [...Read More!]

Oct 242009
Kayaking and Dancing in Caves of Halong Bay

Halong Bay’s two thousand tower islands are twisted with deep and drippy caves!

Some of these caves have watery bottoms that you must paddle through. Others burrow deep into the centers of the ocean-hugged limestone towers, meaning you can twirl right through on foot.

In the morning, our tourboat puttered up to a walk-through cave, and we all clambered out and took goofy photos with the goopy looking rock.. and were promptly [...Read More!]

Oct 242009
The Waterworld People of Halong Bay

“LOOK!” cried our new German buddy, Sebastian, pointing to the horizon, “It’s a boat supermarket!” Sure enough, a few yards away from our small Halong Bay tourboat rowed a woman waist-deep in bottled water, fruit, candy, and soap! Her face was completely wrapped except for the eyes, as so many women in Asian countries do to combat the sun’s darkening effects. She waved furiously at us, rowing closer and [...Read More!]

Oct 242009
Halong Bay is Nuts

Insane, magical, breathtaking, nuts, bonkers, gorgeous– Halong Bay, Vietnam is all these things and then some.

This stunning spot is about three hours from Hanoi, and is one of the top tourist attractions in all of Vietnam. Take a one, two, or three-day boat trip through the sapphire waters between the two thousand limestone tower-islands and feel that magic “OHHH!” as the caws and shrieks of monkeys and birds echo from [...Read More!]