As hard as it was to leave St. An's we did. There ended up being 4 kiddos that just took huge chunks out of my heart. As much as I tried to keep a smile on my face and give hugs and tell them I would be back, I honestly I didn't handle the whole leaving part well. I'm not sure when I'll get back there, but you better believe that I will. And next time, I'm bringing more of my kiddos with me. I'm not sure I can go to Vietnam again without bringing Jude. He says he wants me to take to his "home." There's no way I'm gonna be able to say no to that next time. And Patch too has so much to gain and give from going. And I pretty sure I couldn't stop Livy if I tried.
Anywho, we did leave a little puffy eyed and trekked off to see a bit more of this amazing country.
Our next destination was Halong Bay in northern Vietnam. Not seeing Halong Bay was a huge regret that I had when we visited there last time and I was not going to miss it again. We took a 2 day cruise in Halong Bay aboard this gorgeous junk. There were about 15 passengers on board and we got to go kayaking and see an amazing floating fishing village (next post)
This is Livy in our cabin. It was way smaller than it looks here. The beds were the width of an air mattress and the space between them too small to put our very small bags. Note to self when looking at pics on the internet of houses-16mm does wonderful things to make a room look much bigger than it is.
When does a boat become a ship any way?