Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
Photograph by Stephan Rebernik
A day after celebrating Chinese New Year in the city of Ha Long, we made a boat trip through Ha Long Bay. The clouds were hanging deep, there was no wind and we were the only people on the ship. It was simply awesome to cruise through those islands; even the serious hangover vanished. That also was the journey when I started eating fish as they served us fresh, extremly delicious dogfish aboard. We disembarked at Cat Ba Island, where we had to march from one end to the other as the ship landed at the wrong end of the island. But that’s another story…
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ha Long Bay is located in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. The bay is known for its thousands of limestone karsts and approximately 2,000 uniquely shaped small islands, shaped over millions of years, which rise from the bay.