Last weekend I took an outstanding overnight tour of Ha Long Bay, near Haiphong in north Vietnam with my friends Rick and Katie from the USA. Ha Long Bay is packed with thousands of conical limestone formations that soar out of the deep green water. It's quite spectacular.
We took a cruise on the "Emeraude," a replica of a French steamer that plied the waters around Haiphong around 70 years ago. It was charming -- all wood and brass from the 30s but with modern conveniences like A/C. I highly recommend the experience, especially for a little romantic getaway.
Here's a video I shot with Katie on the boat. We had some fun with it.
Also, check out some pics from my AOL Pictures album. I'm pretty impressed with this animated blog embed doohickey that AOL created. Way cool. Go AOL, go! You can see the album here.