Following a few days exploring Bangkok, my travelling companions and I set off for Vietnam. Out first point of call was Hanoi. It was much colder than expected, and the French influence came as a surprise. We stayed in the Old Quarter, a perfect location to observe the flashes of colour, inhale the toxic fumes of the thousands of motorbikes, and slurp on Pork Pho seated on plastic stools.
After three days of exploration, we ventured further north. A bus ride took us to Halong Bay, to start a tour with Vega Travel. Halong Bay was spectacular. The grey stone casts beamed out of the calm waters like trophies on a mantelpiece. We did a 2-day tour with Vega Travel that was marvellous.
Below are my photos of Hanoi and Halong Bay. Enjoy!