inspiration photos: halong bay

12 Mar

This past weekend Brian and I put the finishing touches on our Vietnam itinerary and I am getting SO damn excited for our honeymoon. We leave next month! One of the things I am most excited for is our three-day boat trip with Buffalo Tours through Vietnam’s Halong Bay- Halong translates to ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, According to local legend, the Vietnamese had to ward off invaders when they began to develop their country. To assist them in defending their land, the gods sent a family of dragons as protectors. This family of dragons began spitting out jewels and jade. The jewels turned into the islands and islets dotting the bay and linked together to form a wall against the invaders. Magically, the numerous rock mountains appeared in the sea ahead of the invaders’ ships, and the boats struck the rocks and each other. After winning the battle, the dragons chose to live a peaceful life on Earth and made their home in this bay. The place where the mother dragon descended was named Ha Long.

Don’t you just love that story?

For three days Brian and I will sleep on a small 12 cabin wooden junk (boat) and float around the jade bay exploring caves, swimming at different beaches, kayaking & eating fresh seafood from the floating markets.

And from the looks of pictures…it seems like it is going to be a magical few days.

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3 Responses to “inspiration photos: halong bay”

  1. Rachel Hart March 12, 2014 at 9:02 am #

    ahhhhhhhh this is going to be MAGICALLLLLLLL!!!

  2. Crystal B. March 12, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    That is a beautiful and magical story :):) On another note, YOU TWO ARE SO BRAVE. I can’t wait to hear all about it afterwards, and see Brians fabulous pictures. 🙂

  3. Paulinepjflynn@ gmail.com March 15, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

    It looks amsum lovely place wish I was there

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