Everytime I think of Vietnam, I always have this image of overcast sky over the quiet paddy fields with a brisk wind trying to mess around with my hair. I wasn’t prepared for the coldness in Vietnam - bringing shorts and sandals was a completely wrong decision….. Despite the silly mistake, I actually enjoyed the entire 5-days trip with my family.
The most memorable part of this journey was climbing 427 steps to the peak of Dao Ti Top island while we were on a day trip in Ha Long Bay. The climb was sweaty, but definitely worth. Overlooking Ha Long Bay from there just made me forget how exhausted I was 5 minutes ago. The view was rewarding and breathtaking. I remember the sun finally showed up, which made the entire view even more stunning with light sunshine cutting through the cirrostratus cloud.
Before heading to Hanoi, we took a boat tour in Ngo Dong River to view Tam Cốc (it means “three caves”), which is described as an inland version of Ha Long Bay. It was a calm place where you can enjoy the nature surrounding you. On the other hand, Hanoi is completely opposite - it's bustling with motorbikes and overwhelming with people. My most favourite place in Hanoi is probably the Old Quarter - tons of different shops you can find in here. Just wish I had more time to explore (getting lost there is easy...).
The only thing I’m missing from Vietnam currently is Pho! It’s definitely better than any dish I’ve had in Vancouver - not saying it’s bad in Vancouver but how can you compare when you’re in the place where they serve the “authentic” Pho?!
Hope you’re enjoying these photos… I’ll be travelling soon to Tokyo (who might be there?! Maybe we can meet up!) in less than 2 months and I’m super looking forward to it! Between, I will be selling some of my stuffs on Depop so be sure to check out (I'll start taking photos when the weather is nicer)! Enjoy your weekend everyone!