The weather recently has consisted of rain, rain, and more rain. Looking out over the East Sea, there appears to be some sunshine in the distance, but it remains gray by the shore.
Many of the rock formations that protrude out of the water in Halong Bay are laced with caves, some of which are quite large and suitable to walk through. The sunlight coming through the natural windows near the surface made quite a contrast to the darkness and dim colored lighting in the cave.
The park Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Returned Sword) in the heart of old Hanoi is a beautiful public space and a center of public life in the city.