Whoever chose the 7 world wonders obviously missed Halong Bay. It is the most picturesque, beautiful gorgeous stretch of land ever! I've decided to create my own list of world wonders, and Halong Bay definitely makes the top 7!!! It really reminded me of the Li river in China, except instead of being a river, the sea was FULL of limestone rock shooting up every few meters. Wait until you see the pictures!
We took a 2 day/1 night cruise with about 8 others who we made really good friends with. One of our highlights was playing spoons with an Australian mom, 2 french backpackers, and our Vietnamese boat captain (why he wasn't driving our boat, i don't know...) There was also an older Belgian couple on board who were very willing and good at taking our picture!
The cabins were musty and the food pretty gross, but the beauty made up for it. We explored the biggest cave I've ever seen, and took a kayak out exploring.
We arrived back in Hanoi last night and went out to see the famous water puppet theater. It was really cool to see all the acts/mini-shows all done by puppeteers underwater! SO impressive! The seats in the theater were clearly built for people 5 feet tall... We had some good laughs about that with the Aussie we sat beside. We picked up a little fresh fruit on our way home, and have spent the morning packing for our flight home while watching the Amazing Race :)