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Halong Bay has many floating fishing communities and if you travel to Cat Ba Island you'll see them up close. We paddled past them complete with barking dogs when we went canoeing. I have heard that some of the people living on them were born here and never set foot on dry land - kind of like in the film Waterworld starring Kevin Costner.
Written May 15, 2010
On the long list of seafood, here is a small summary on the most impressive :
1. Sai sung rang moi xao - Roasted sipucudilac
" Sai Sung " - sand worms fired with garlic & cabbage - ( hearty meal it makes ). It also tasted good when dried & served with beer. Willing to try?
2. Tom Hap - steamned lobster
You can choose once the boat stop at the floating seafood market - where you can see all kind of fishes, squid...etc.. Lobster is popular dish, and lobster in Halong is different with other regions. ( Pity I'm not a connoiseur to recognize that ).
3. Oc xao tuong ot - Fried shell-fish with chillis
An excellent appetizer you can have in Halong Bay.
4. Cha muc banh cuon - Grilled cuttle fish and steam rolled rice pancakes
Fish is quickly deep dried then cut into pieces & grilled, steam rolled rice pancakes are served accompanied, perfect to soak up the juices of the fish.
There are more and more... Food just great!
Written Aug 10, 2006
A couple thousand Vietnamese have foregone foundations to make their homes on the waters of Ha Long Bay. These nautical residents have traded creature comforts such as electricity for outstanding views from their front porches. Most make ends meet from what's on offer below the surface, or selling beer, cigarettes, and Pringles to tourists.
Written Mar 20, 2006
Smoking is rarely done by females in this part of the world since it is considered unfeminine, unattractive to the Vietnamese and a sign of loose morals! Just my luck, this denied me of a chance to try the Dieu Cay. Arrgh...
Updated Feb 7, 2005
As we sailed around the bay, we noticed several small fishing communities of floating homes. These people spend their entire lives on the water, stepping foot on land only to buy supplies and to sell their fish.
Updated Dec 17, 2004
Vietnamese believe that the soul of the decease will hover around the house or property for almost a year & guard the belongings and welfare of their loved ones. Therefore, it is a common sight of seeing tomb being setup in the field or next to houses.
Of course the city resident cannot just bury their loved ones in the house or next to busy streets; proper burial ground or cremation will be carried out for practicality sake.
Written Oct 25, 2004
Here's another floating house. This shade of blue seemed to be very popular throughout the bay. I’ve read that many of these homes, although perhaps not this one, are multiple generations old.
Written Dec 16, 2004
Our captain had the ability to recline, eat his lunch and steer the boat all at the same time! Now that's talent. That's him chewing his food.
This space also doubles as his sleeping quarters.
Updated Dec 10, 2004