No words can describe this beautiful bay, Halong bay in Hanoi, Vietnam. We took an amazing cruise on the bay with Signature Royal Cruise for two days and it was the best decision we made during the entire trip. Of course, the weather could have been warmer, but that didn't even matter after we started sailing on this spectacular bay that has over 1600 limestone islands sprinkled throughout. This is one place you have to visit in Vietnam!
Hanoi, Vietnam is a bustling city with a charm of its own. The Chinese and French influence makes this city very different from other parts of Asia. It is quite refreshing. The food is fresh, subtle and you can eat noodles, soup, sandwiches, spring rolls and much more. We did a street food tour to experience the food here and it was definitely worth it. We booked the tour through Hanoi street food tour. They were very professional and the tour guides explained about all the different varieties of the northern Vietnamese food. We had an awesome time riding on the backs of their scooters during this tour. This gave us a nice tour of the city as well. Also, you must visit the lake in the city. One is in old city, which was very close to our hotel and the other one is in west lake. Both lakes were wonderful with so many cafes, restaurants, shops, etc. Hanoi, Vietnam was a delight!
My favorite accessory, the cone hat! I would wear it with my summer dresses in NYC. :)
This is a typical egg coffee in Vietnam. It is made with beaten eggs and is thick like custard. We loved the condensed milk Vietnamese coffee as well. Coffee was our favorite thing in Hanoi, Vietnam! We had a great time traveling to the northern part of Vietnam and recommend it to everyone who appreciates food, adventure, and some great leisure time!