Halong Bay – Kayaking to Monkey Island

"Booooooommmmm!" sounded the ship's horn as I turned around and saw a massive ship hurtling towards us. We, by contrast, were in a little kayak in Halong Bay and up until that point, neither I nor my paddling partner Anna, had realised we were in the path of a giant ship. That handily seemed to be speeding up... Continue Reading →

Halong Bay

Possibly the most iconic and most picturesque sight in Vietnam, in person Halong Bay doesn't disappoint. The 1,500 km2 bay, dotted with some 2,000 oddly shaped limestone rocks, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and legend has it, was created by a dragon's tail when the creature dove into the Gulf of Tonkin. Having been wowed by the sight of Halong Bay... Continue Reading →

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