Wow! Halong Bay was a fabulous destination and a wonderful natural wonder of the world. Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a beautiful area with limestone rock structure islands spread amongst the bay. They allow boats to cruise through the bay and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
I arranged an organized two day, one night cruise/tour through my hotel in Hanoi which made it easier for me too, as it was my first excursion in Vietnam. Halong Bay was one of the main reasons I added Vietnam on to my itinerary when I was planning my summer trip, so I was beyond excited to explore the area. If you google image Vietnam Travel, most of the pictures are from Halong Bay. It is so beautiful!
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam full post
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Hanoi Graceful Hotel Review
I found this hotel through my credit card points reward program. I emailed the hotel about the cheaper rate the credit card was offering, as it was much less than the typical internet booking sites and made a deal to pay when I arrived at the lower rate. This was the beginning of my email interactions with Mr. Lee. Hanoi was my first stop in Vietnam and I had no idea what to expect of it, but because of Mr. Lee, the hotel manager at Hanoi Graceful Hotel, I was put at ease my first five days in the north of Vietnam. My first week in Vietnam was pretty much the only thing I had super scheduled out for my entire summer vacation because he had set up my nights in Hanoi, my overnight cruise in Halong Bay and an overnight trekking adventure in Sapa. He was very informative and quick to get back to me with information and very honest from the moment I started contact via email.
Hanoi Graceful Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam full post
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It took a day or two before I fell in love with this island. But once I fell in love, I didn’t want to leave. Phu Quoc has a special place in my heart. I loved it there so much that I didn’t leave the beach for 5 days. My bungalow right on the beach with a restaurant was just perfect for me. It was a great way to end my vacation.
The first two days I was busy exploring, taking boat rides and bus rides around the island. Once I stopped and just enjoyed the scenery right in front of me, I was stuck. I didn’t walk further than 1000 feet from my homestay.
Oh, Phu Quoc! full post
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