This is the same view come dusk. We couldn’t leave our room without stopping and staring at the scenery, providing mean and moody backdrop to the skyline.
On the way to Vientiane we stopped at a lookout to admire the view. It was like something straight out of Lost, the jagged cliff faces sticking out from the lush green foilage.
On the mountain road to our overnight stop we passed some breathtaking scenery. I was nervous looking at the painful drop to the valley floor. Laos certainly knows how to do mountains!
This photo doesn’t do the Halong Bay islands justice. They loom out of the calm water like dark, green-fringed monsters. In fact, we thought that from afar, they looked a little like the Lock Ness Monster!
Everywhere you point a camera in Ha Long Bay is a great picture. It’s really hard to do it justice with one photograph. You really have to see it for yourself.
I sat on the top deck of the boat for a while, watching the majestic scenery pass by. It was one of those ‘I’m so lucky to be seeing this’ moments that I’m pretty familiar with now.