Sunday, February 17, 2008
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Merrily...
We're trying pretty hard to circumvent the Vietnam tourist stuff, but sometimes it's unavoidable if you want to see some of the awesome things. We took a bus to Ha Long Bay where over 3,000 limestone cliffs stick out of the water like giant overgrown tombstones. Mortal Kombat 1 took place right here. Or maybe it didn't, but it should've. We spent two days on a ferry that was decorated with a dragon motif and had fake junk sails. It was amazing!
The bay was surreal, thanks in part, to the terrible hazy weather. It made all the islands float in midair. We went INSIDE one of these archipelago cliff-caves and found, along with all the tacky lighting and souvenir shit (sea shells. belts.) the scariest looking rock formations ever. Nature is nuts. Rocks rock.
It's also like, 40 degrees (Sub Zero Wins). Seriously! It's cold. There's no birds. I have a backpack full of shorts and so does Chris. Tomorrow night we head South. Please.