Sunrise, Sunset & Statues
As you know from previous posts, my job often allows me to travel for work. I just returned from Halong Bay where I was treated to a fine sunset and a mysterious sunrise. The weather was a bit rainy, and so I was hoping for dramatic scenes for both the going and coming of the sun…but that’s the beauty of Halong Bay; you never know what mood she will be in and what landscapes you’ll be treated to.
The drive to Halong Bay is just about three hours from Hanoi. The journey includes a rest stop in a pottery village. There are hundreds huge marble statues and thousands of vases and pots for sale. It always makes me wonder – how the heck would I get that home if I ever did desire the growling lion or the big fat Buddha?