North Vietnam, Ha Noi and Ha Long Bay

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April 28th 2008
Published: April 28th 2008
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Water Puppet BandWater Puppet BandWater Puppet Band

The water puppet show had a live band
After Hue, a night bus to Ha Noi. Very big bustling city in the north of Vietnam. Went to see Ho Chi Minh (he's on display just like Lenin is in Moscow). Unfortunatly he wanted to be cremated. I thing being on display is as far away from becoming ashes as I can imagine. Went to a water puppet show (the stage is water and the puppets are controlled from behind a screen with a stick under the water). This show was better than the one in Saigon.

Spent a couple days on a Junk in Ha Long Bay, famous for its thousands of limestone formations/islands. James Bond, the man with the golden gun was partially filmed here. Went kyaking around some of the formations and fished for squid at night.

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Water puppet showWater puppet show
Water puppet show

One scene from the water puppet show
Ha Long Bay formationHa Long Bay formation
Ha Long Bay formation

Typical view in Ha Long Bay from my Junk boat
Floating fishing villageFloating fishing village
Floating fishing village

Fishing village in Ha Long Bay
Merchant in Ha Long BayMerchant in Ha Long Bay
Merchant in Ha Long Bay

Cute kid selling fruit in Ha Long Bay
Another Ha Long Bay viewAnother Ha Long Bay view
Another Ha Long Bay view

I like these formations. It was like being on a made up movie set. Very sureal
Sunset at Ha Long BaySunset at Ha Long Bay
Sunset at Ha Long Bay

The clouds parted just in time for a beatiful sunset.
Sea Kyaking in Halong BaySea Kyaking in Halong Bay
Sea Kyaking in Halong Bay

Not me but to show what it was like. Typical Junk boat in the background.
Ha Noi TrafficHa Noi Traffic
Ha Noi Traffic

The traffic is crazy. People on motor bikes, bicycles and cars going everywhich way with no rules.

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