After scoring a great flight deal to Hanoi in Vietnam, my best gal and I decided that we will make the most of our trip — after all, we only had 5 days to spend in the country. So, apart from exploring the lively and vibrant city of Hanoi itself, we made sure to drop by Halong Bay in order to finally witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Another reason why we wanted to visit Halong Bay was because of how it looked so similar to the limestone cliffs and pillars that you will find in the Philippines’ Palawan islands (the UNESCO sites of El Nido & Coron to be exact). Well, sure enough, we were right! Nevertheless, each of these places have their own charm and we were grateful to have witnessed Vietnam’s version.