During our overnight stay in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, we made a short side excursion to Cua Van fishing village.
Cua Van is the most perfectly contained and self-sufficient community, with floating houses, floating school, community center and bar, snack boats, and even dogs!
For children, there's no walking to school in the morning. Nope, you hop in your boat and sail on over. Can you imagine?
Some entrepreneurial residents even thought we might be hungry...
Pringles or OREOs anyone? Why yes, please...
How about some shells?
While we were there, someone with a beautiful voice in one of the floating houses started singing "Silent Night." Amazing. It was Christmas Day, after all.