Easy to grab a bus from Hanoi to get to the boat to take you to these boats that go out to Halong Bay. It is paradise.
Do the overnight trip....many more photo ops. The day trips are not long enough.
Had this woman selling fruit in front of me for only a few seconds. Had to set up my tripod in record time and got off only a few shots before many more boats drifted into the shot and ruined the photo op. One of those perfect "right time...right place" moments in a photographers life.