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.