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HILLMAN INDOCHINA ADVENTURE
PART 3

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ROAD TRIP FROM HANOI TO HA LONG BAY III
Pt. 3: Roadside Attractions and Arrival
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We made two "happy room" stops -- which just happened to coincide with large tourist shopping areas.  The first one was a stone sculpture / embroidered pictures / jewelry shop / food stop, and the second one was a "government sponsored" cultured pearl shop. Our tour guide was Mr. Son who gave periodic descriptions of the local culture and countryside. 

Approaching the bay shore we passed by a great number of high rise contruction projects and a complex maze of buildings and resorts catering to visitors to the Bay. 

Arriving at the pier, we boarded a smaller boat - a tender, to take us across the bay to where our "Junk" - The Star Fish Cruiser - was anchored. The next adventure was about to begin. 


Sculptures and Paintings Rest Stop


Approaching  Halong Bay: Ornate Walls and Gates ~ Toll Gate


The Vietnam and Japan Pearl Cooperation in Halong Bay


View of the Bay behind the Pearl Farm


Processing the Pearls


Pearl Jewelry Showroom


Entering the Ha Long Bay Area


Major construction projects everywhere


Arrival at the Pier


On board the tender starting across the Bay to our anchored junk


Passing other Junks and smaller craft in the Bay


Approaching our Junk: The Star Fish Cruiser


On board the Star Fish Cruiser at last

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