Prior to visiting Hanoi, we had not done any research about Hanoi’s attractions. We only knew that we were definitely joining a Halong Bay 2D1N tour. Upon arrival at our hotel, we asked for a map and recommendations from the hotel staff, and proceeded to explore Hanoi city. Memorable highlights from this Vietnam trip have been shared in previous story posts, and today, we are sharing our travel itinerary for those planning a similar short trip to Hanoi.
Although Chocolate had come back from his company retreat at Ho Chi Minh with disappointment as he felt that the food and sights were underwhelming, Marshmallow managed to convince him to visit Halong Bay. Off we went to explore Hanoi, with no plans set other than visiting Halong Bay.
A 3.5-hour drive to and a drawn-out wait at Tuan Chau marina on a hot humid day did not dampen our mood as we waited to get on a boat to bring us to our Image Halong Glory junk cruise where we are going to stay for 2D1N at Halong Bay. It was a bright happy day after all.
I have always told my friends that India is a beautiful and majestic place. Through these years, I have visited countless palaces, castles and forts. Not many are as memorable as Amber Fort in Jaipur, the Pink City.
India is a great country with lots to offer. The people are friendly and hospitable. Markets are vibrant and alive. Palaces, forts and temples are intricately designed and carved. Blending old world charm with the modern, you will have a good time embracing India’s colourful life and its vivid details if you just note the following tips.