No trip to Vietnam would be complete without seeing it’s famous, UNESCO heritage listed Halong Bay. We were a bit worried about how touristy this area would be and after doing some research decided to stay on Cat Ba Island instead of on a boat.
“We’ll take the four hour trek thanks’, we said proudly at the gate of Cat Ba Island’s National Park. We had nothing else to do that morning and wanted to see more of the national park than we felt the two hour trek could offer. So we paid our entry fee and headed off down the four hour trail, blissfully ignorant of what was to come.