Visiting Ha Long Bay Vietnam

When in Manila and you’ve got a long weekend up ahead, book a flight with Cebu Pacific and head to Hanoi. Cebu Pacific is the only domestic airline in the Philippines that has direct flights to Hanoi and they fly there every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. I had a couple of days free so I thought I’d join the group of filipino travel bloggers on a trip to Hanoi and I’m so glad I did! I had such a fantastic time in the short span of time that we shared together discovering what Hanoi had to offer. Oh, and since we didn’t really know where to go, Hanoi Red Tours came up with a really great itinerary for us. I’ll share the rest of our itinerary on another post, for now here’s what the morning of our second day in Vietnam looked like. 

 

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We had the opportunity to visit Ha Long Bay on our second day in Vietnam. From our hotel Ha Long Plaza where we spent the night, it took thirty minutes to get to Ha long Bay Harbor where we got on our boat that took us around Ha Long bay. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Despite the gloomy weather, the group was in high spirits and we were all excited for the morning activity. As we got on the boat and headed out to the open waters, we could barely make out the limestone karsts and islets that were far up ahead. As we neared though and we could see the many different gradients of color of the islets that were before me and the ones behind it, I was in awe of what was before me.

 

 

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it was a foggy and cloudy day but it only made the sight more ethereal to us

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smaller boats might sail close to your boat, no need to panic, they will just sell you some fresh fruits.


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with the Filipino travel bloggers. Thanks to Melo of Out of Town Blog for this photo

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boats wait for their turn to either dock or leave the port of Thien Cung Cave

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