Cat Ba Island and limestone mountains in Halong Bay
Going to Hanoi usually means making a trip to Halong Bay as well. Everywhere in Hanoi you’ll find agencies and hostels offering multiday tours. We instead went by public transport to Cat Ba, rented motorbikes on the island and cruised around for a day, stopping at it’s National Park and playing beachsoccer. I totally sucked but still managed to make 3-4 goals It was supercool!
We did book a daytrip to Halong Bay throught our hotel. It was the uncle of the hotelmanager himself that guided us that day. We cruised around the karst limestones for 2-3 hours. It was cold and windy when sitting upper deck, but the scenery, even with the fog, makes it worth withstanding it. We went canoeing, cave exploring and even swimming in the icecold water. Brave us!
Back in Hanoi I had to sadly say goodbye to the many friends I made here 😥 . Some where going to Cambodia, other stayed in Vietnam and some were, like me heading to Laos! I will miss every single of you! Hope to see some of you back in one of the other countries I’m going to! xxx