Ha Long Bay

image We cruised for three days through the maze of islands that is Ha Long Bay. One moment we’d be in wide open water, the next we sailed through a pass and discovered another bay. I have to say that I had no idea how big the déjà vu provoking archipelago was. Seemingly there were hundreds of islands in every direction.
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Hanging out in the Hanoi Old Quarter

Location MapI really enjoyed walking around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. For me it had a totally different feel to other Asian cities at least in the heritage area. Small streets, old trees, busy but not too busy, tall narrow European style buildings and with the familiar yet so very unfamiliar Vietnamese use of the Roman alphabet.
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