HALONG BAY

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Halong Bay is a spectacular setting!  Did you know that parts of Star Wars were filmed here?

The sails were for just for show as it was perfectly calm.

The junk had an observation and sundeck on top.

The dining room doubled as a lounge after dark.

Our Aussie tablemates generously paid for our beers!

The cabins were remarkably well-appointed.

We encountered several floating villages.

Christopher checked out a fish farm.

The vendors were never very far.

Inside Hang Sung Sot cave were several enormous caverns.

Back in Hanoi, we took a short stroll over to the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. The performers stand waist deep in the water behind a curtain so you only see the puppets moving along the water's surface.