On the morning of the 14rh...Happy Valentine's Day by the way...we boarded a van for the 3.5 hour ride east to Halong Bay. The best part of our trip was the tour guide that told us some interesting facts about Hanoi including the fact that there were 7 million people living in Hanoi (including infants) and there were 7 million scooters registered meaning that there was one scooter per person, including infants. If you spend 5 minutes in Hanoi you would definitely believe this!
Anyway...after 3.5 hours hours we arrive at Halong Bay in the rain. This is pretty much the first rain we have seen since we left the US and of course it would be falling the day we are going on a cruise. First we have to board the dingy that gets us to our boat:
Here is a video I took on that morning on the day boat as we were on our way to our kayaking destination:
Next stop is a 3 hour anchor for lunch, swimming, and just relaxing:
The next morning I looked out the window of our stateroom to this awesome view:
After 3.5 hours we returned back to Hanoi and back to our awesome hotel that we stayed in before leaving for Halong Bay. We chilled out in the room for a bit, went out for some dinner, and returned to the hotel for the night.