20.09.2017 - 20.09.2017 90 °F
First day in Halong Bay! It is BEAUTIFUL, one of those places where pictures simply don't do it justice. Great weather too. We arrived at the pier around noon and had lunch on the boat on the way to a hiking/beach site. We were only there for a little, tourists galore, and then went kayaking in the bay. It was really nice, and a lot less crowded and hectic than I've read online (but it is also the low season). There was also quite a bit of pollution and trash in the water which is such a shame.
Afterwards we had dinner on the boat and I read a bit on the upper deck at night. It was so tranquil and nice, I was really enjoying myself. Tomorrow we head to Cat Ba island and I am excited to see what that is like!
Distance: 1.2 miles