floating fishing village in hoa long bay
we took a boat out to hoa long bay and met hundreds and hundreds of massive limestone islands, gigantic curved mountains with names like “turtle rock” and “lovers rock” because of the shapes they take. along some mountains were fishing villages – dozens of multicolored one room homes, like displaced suburban houses, floating and floating in the ocean. the students take a small rowboat to their floating school and children play on their playground on planks, swinging on a fishnet swing.
enough romanticizing, here's a small article on the floating villages: floating fishing village angles for life on land (i hate articles that frame vietnam as a "tragedy" but fuggit, it's an informative read.)