Me in my inflatable kayak
Incidents of Travel > Northern Vietnam > Ha Long

Serviceable, though not particularly elegant.

The green pith helmet I wear echoes those originally worn by French colonial administrators. Adopted by the North Vietnamese Army during the American War, it is now worn mainly by cyclo drivers and tourists.

I and three friends arranged a three-day tour through Buffalo Tours in Ha Noi. Our guide picked us up in a van, which took us to the pier at Ha Long City.