Vietnam is a country with many faces, from the unrivalled chaos found in its major cities, to the tranquility of the rural regions in the north and everything in between. It has multiple areas of unbelievable natural beauty as well as one of the longest coastlines in South East Asia with some stunning beaches.

The cuisine is world famous and for good reason, you’ll find interesting and varied dishes throughout the country with many regional specialities on offer. It’s the perfect location to hire or purchase a motorbike and lose yourself in the freedom of it’s well ridden bike routes, the Ho Chi Minh trail being a particular favourite (although we didn’t manage to complete it so it’s still on our bucket list).

What To Do in Cat Ba?

Most people just visit Cat Ba Island to take a boat tour around Lan Ha and Halong Bay but you should spare an extra day to explore Cat Ba National Park, Cat Ba town and the gorgeous sandy beaches on the island itself. 

Hanging Out in Hanoi

Hanoi is a chaotic kaleidoscope of sights, sounds and smells and has a rich and fascinating history. We loved it!