Vung Vieng, Vietnam // Floating Fishing Village

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our guide told us that there are about 50 families living in this floating fishing village and they had never seen Westerners prior to 2008 when junk ships started coming in with tourists. 
Can you imagine that?
We got to row through their colorful village early our last morning on Halong Bay,
visited the floating school and saw how families fish through the floor of their homes. 
I haven't been in a place that feels that far away and that foreign since being in Romania or maybe Turkey. 
What a totally. different. world. 
We are so glad we got to see it.

32 comments:

  1. What a STUNNING thing to see! Wow!

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  2. WOW! that is incredible!

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  3. this is seriously my dream vaycay!!!

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  4. awesome photos, I have never been there but would love to go one day since Vietnam is my homeland :)

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  5. All the little homes around the bay are really a sight to see! The water is so blue/green too. This looks like an awesome experience!

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  6. Jennifer25.4.12

    That looks amazing and it's so cool you got to experience that! I would have so many questions about their lives.

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  7. What an amazing adventure! That trip looks so perfect. Your picture really capture the area and they are all so lovely. Unreal

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  8. Wow! What an incredible experience. There's traveling and then there's TRAVELING and you totally did the latter. PS... I adore your dress! Where is it from?

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  9. I love the colors..its so beautiful there!
    Love that dress you've got! Where is it from??

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  10. This looks like an amazing experience! Do you guys get really homesick still or not anymore? I don't know if I would if I was busy visiting all of these gorgeous places!

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  11. Your blog and pictures make me smile each.and.every.single.day! :)

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  12. Wow, these photos are just breathtaking - I'm now thinking northern Vietnam for a future honeymoon - this trip looks like the trip of a lifetime!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  13. you're an amazing photographer. seriously- these are beautiful. and that foreign-ness...i don't think i can imagine that. I would love to get out of the western world to feel and see it.

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  14. Anonymous25.4.12

    I love the kid in the hammock - he's got the right idea!
    I would say after all the amaaaaaaazing Vietnam pics just post a few of you guys in your living room being normal - but your living room is FREAKING ADORABLE and you'll have probably made some ancient-recipe Vietnamese spring rolls from scratch that sit alongside a glistening glass of white wine with the sea as a backdrop... so that won't really help :) LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!! lanneybear

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  15. amazing. love your dress! where did you get it? I totally feel you. I know Japan isn't as different as this place is but I went when I was 13, and for me at that time I remember thinking... wow.... I am in a different world right now!

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  16. Wow those are incredible! I know what you mean about it feeling foreign...I went to Romania six years ago and it was such a weird/cool feeling.

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  17. this is so cool and the reason i love traveling!!!

    also, im obsessed with your dress! :)

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  18. Wow that is so beautiful! People are so innovative.

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  19. That is so wild to think about! My church's lead pastor and his wife just adopted their daughter from Uganda and they were virtually the first white people she had ever seen in her 3 years of life. She is fascinated by them!

    Thanks for sharing all of your adventures, it's so fun to see such amazing places!

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  20. um. gorgeous. take me with you next time?

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  21. you tiny person. i love you.

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  22. These photos are beautiful, Amanda! I want to go :)

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  23. Such amazing pictures! You are so talented :)

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  24. Wow! Those are amazing, what a beautiful place.

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