Drone Video of Halong Bay, Vietnam


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Halong Bay, or as it is known in Vietnamese “descending dragon bay”, is a body of water in the Gulf of Tonkin, a little over 100 miles east of Hanoi. The area is famous for the thousands of limestone karsts, islands and islets that thrust straight from the emerald waters and tower over the surrounding landscape. Halong Bay was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, but archeological evidence suggests that the areas waters and caves have been occupied by various cultures as far back as 18,000 BCE.

One of the "Junks" That Takes Travelers on the Waters

One of the “Junks” That Takes Travelers on the Waters

On our little adventure Sarah and I decided to spend the night on one of the hundreds of boats that take tourists out to stay over night on the bay. We opted for one of the mid-range “luxury” boats so we could have a (surprisingly large) private cabin and kind of be pampered for a few days. As is common in the area, it was predominately cloudy weather, but we did manage to fly the drone off of the top deck of the boat several times. The landscapes are so stunning that I am sure we will be back soon. I hope you enjoy the video!

Night on Halong Bay

Night on Halong Bay

Kayaks Tied Up on a "Junk" on Halong Bay

Kayaks Tied Up on a “Junk” on Halong Bay

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In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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