Had an absolutely incredible time in Ha Long Bay. It is out-of-this-world stunning. I’ve got a million photos and it’s taken me ages to choose the best ones but I don’t think these even get close to showing how amazing it is. It looks a little hazy because it’s so humid but it was unbelievably hot and sunny.
I don’t have time to write much today but we basically spent a long time kayaking around caves and hanging out on the top deck of the boat chatting and fishing at night. It was wonderful.
The only thing I would say about Ha Long Bay is that the state of the water and the amount of litter is a bit shocking. If you were thinking of going, I would definitely encourage you to choose an eco-tour. I wish I had known this previously because I think it is very important that sites like this are preserved. The people that live there just chuck their rubbish off the side of the boat into the water and there is just trash floating everywhere. It’s such a shame.