The highlight of my journey through the historic cities of Vietnam
was the UNESCO Site and natural wonder of Halong Bay in the Gulf of
Tonkin. Just a four-hour drive east of the capital city of Hanoi, Halong Bay
drew me into a magical setting of 3,000 limestone islands, formed from
sea deposits millions of years ago, jutting out of emerald waters.
However, legend tells how a dragon’s flailing tail carved out these...
The highlight of the trip was a visit to Ha Long Bay.
I chose Indochina Cruises, as though more expensive, apparently gave a
better itinerary It was absolutely amazing. A bus picks you up from
the hotel around 8am and then expect a 4 hour drive to the port. The
bus is air conditioned and not too cramped. A short stop is made about
half way through the journey and you are welcomed aboard with a bottle
of water. I booked...