Travel Fantasy: Ha Long Bay

Thursday, October 21, 2010
It's been freezing here for the last couple of days, so I've been swooning over those Ha Long Bay photos (in Northern Vietnam) where Kristina went last December for a vacation. She stayed in a traditional “junk”, which is a type of boat. She enjoyed exploring caves, kayaking and swimming. Aren't these photos surreal? Something mystical, out of this world. Dears, what do you think? xoxo

Ps: Random fun fact: Ha Long means "descending dragon", and the bay has over 200 different species of fish :)

(photos by Kristina)

37 comments:

hiven said...

stunning
xx

Sara Szatmary said...

I'm ready for any kind of trip to be honest. This one sounds amazing!

Kristina said...

Diana, thanks so much for featuring my pictures of Halong Bay. It has been a wonderful trip!
Have a wonderful afternoon, xox,
Kristina

Paul & Paula said...

vietnam is on the list, would love to go there one day...

BusyB said...

How BEautifUL!!!!! I wish i was there right now....WOW truly amazing trip! Great photos she had taken! .... I can see my husband trying to catch all different 200 fish while there lol!

-HAPPY THURSDAY!

Diana Mieczan said...

Paula..me too..I just noticed that they have the moist tropical climate with two seasons: the hot and rainy summer from May to Sep, and drier but cooler winter from Dec. to March
But the water of the bay is always very warm:)

Jude said...

I am dying to visit Vietnam! It's one of the Asian countries I missed last time and I love how different and beautiful it seems. These are gorgeous - thanks for sharing the beauty today! :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I was there in 2008! It is kinda a funky cool experience. I had an early flight though and missed the caverns :( I definitely hope to visit more of Vietnam soon!

Jasmine Lee said...

beautiful pictures i love the last one!!

xoxo, jaz
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The Stylish Nomad said...

These photos are gorgeous!

xx
K

Krystal said...

she always goes to such interesting places!

Marissa said...

Wow! Southeast Asia is my next dream travel destination, but unfortunately, I think it will be a while before I save up enough to actually go.

Panda said...

I will be fantasizing about Ha Long Bay all day now. Beautiful! I am so in need of a vacation.

La Feem said...

Oooh, so mystical looking...what an adventure that would be! xo

Valerie said...

These pictures are insane! What a beautiful place and fun trip. I'd love to stay on a boat for there.

xo
Valerie

My Owl Barn said...

It looks like a beautiful place! I could use a boat ride right now :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh i think i saw this place on the show with Samantha Brown, it looks like a neat place to visit

Ashley Hasty said...

Wow. That is incredibly beautiful!

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Isabel said...

i always wanted to take a trip to vietnam when i was living in korea but i never made it...

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh I'd love to go there!

thingsIlove said...

Amazing! I want to go there.

Kristin said...

Wow, do I wish that my life was filled with exotic travel like that!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Oh wow these are gorgeous!!

Stacey said...

This place seems so mysterious...Love the pictures-very enchanting:-). XX

Amanda Swann said...

It does look mystical. Very cool.

Diana Mieczan said...

Marissa, I was looking at the costs and surprisingly its not that bad!

cailen ascher said...

great picts! looks like another world entirely : )

ps i did a "fantasy travel" type post today too. great minds think alike...

Galit said...

Wow! It is so nostalgic for me, I was traveling to Vietnam 15 years ago for 3 months (it makes it sound like I'm sooooo old, which I'm not!!!). We finished the trip in Halong Bay. I was traveling a lot since and I still am, but this place remains one of the most beautiful places I've traveled to.

Those photos are some of the most gorgeous ones I've seen of this place.

SJ said...

i've been here and it really is stunning. and it's pretty awesome staying on one of those boats over night and being fed until you're pretty sure you're going to burst!

highly recommend it!

Samantha said...

Wow..sign me up! That place looks absolutely stunning!!

-Samantha
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Punctuation Mark said...

I insist... i want to travel... all the time!!! haha!!!

C'est La Vie said...

wow, that would be absolutely incredible, i might need to add this to the bucket list. just LOOK at that!

ps i hope you know i come over here as much as possible!!

Annie said...

Wow, mystical is definitely a great word...

the chirpy bird said...

Oh yes please!! I've always wanted to spend some time in Vietnam! Love this.
xo tash

A Flourishing Perspective said...

Oh my goodness! So magical and surreal. I would love to go there--and yes, it does seem almost out of this world. :) I saved all of these photos!

xoxo-
Rachel

Poppies and Sunshine said...

This sounds like a great vacation! Loving these pictures. It makes me think of Pirates of the Caribbean :)

Monique said...

Sounds like such a unique vacation!! Love these photos!
xoxo M

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