Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Our final Goodbye!

Well, Hanoi has been good to us. All of Vietnam really! All of Southeast Asia really! We leave for the airport in about 2 hours, to embark on our 30+ hour journey to LAX. Here's what we've been up to the last few days:

Halong Bay!

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 :)


Heather said...

Oh, I annot wait for the pictures! We just got your postcard and love it. The kids especially thought it was cool!

I must see the Amazing Race - you think the library has copies?

Oh, and guess what? I finally joined Facebook.

Julie T said...

Yes, me too, me too on the pictures! You will put them all on a slideshow, I hope!! Now that you've strung us along this far! It sounds like you just did it all! Don't you agree that a fun, small group like you had on the cruise doubles the fun and memories? Loved watching the Underwater Puppets and can't wait to talk to you on Skype!

Noelle said...

Can't waiit to see pictures!!!!!