Ha Long Bay, Vietnam The bus trip to and from Hanoi was good because it gave us a chance to see the Vietnamese countryside. And coming from a western country, the sight of hundreds of people working the rice fields in their rice hats, barefooted, with their water buffalos, is fantastic. Ha Long Bay is very beautiful. Thousands of huge limestones rise out of the sea, ghost-like against the sun.
San Francisco, looks beautiful at a distance, but, up close you can see it's dark side. The vast majority of this city is breath taking, and a nice place to visit. Not a place I would like to live simply because there are waaaay too many people. If you get a chance, go there.