Back on two wheels

Having ridden more in a week than I have in the past 20 years it’s back in the saddle to enjoy some of the stunning scenery that Nihn Bihn has to offer. The incredible scenery starts literally outside our little hotel with towering green hills and placid ponds. So many shades of green to enjoyContinue reading “Back on two wheels”

Sampan rowing at Tam Coc

We’re up early and out in order to take a sampan trip along the meandering canals throughout the three tunnel grottoes that give the area its name -Tam Coc. We’re all set to enjoy the stunning landscape of mountains, canals, rice paddies and rural villages that makes up the National Natural Reserve zone known asContinue reading “Sampan rowing at Tam Coc”

Lying Dragon mountain

Following our amazing trip to Ha Long Bay we’re heading straight into another trip, this time a private tour to Tam Coc – known as Ha Long on land. Check out this incredibly laden moped – complete with very breakable vases! An everyday sight in hectic Vietnam. Our first stop is to Lying Dragon mountain.Continue reading “Lying Dragon mountain”

Cat Ba and floating villages

We’re spending an evening in the Hung Long Harbour Hotel on Cat Ba Island which has a perfect view out over the bay. For thousands of years, Halong Bay has been populated by small local communities living on floating villages tucked away in between the dramatic karst landscapes. The bay is home to a severalContinue reading “Cat Ba and floating villages”

Viet Hai village

So we’ve done the stunning scenery, kayaked the bay – now it’s cycling time! We dock at Viet Hai, get on our rather rickety bikes and we’re off to explore the verdant countryside on our way to Viet Hai village. Can you spot the tiny rider in the middle of all that amazing greenery onContinue reading “Viet Hai village”

Ha Long Bay scenery

After our first day of canoeing and exploring we’ve got a relaxed evening on board our Vega Travel boat to chillax and enjoy the scenery. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay’s scatter of islands is a beautiful sight and, unsurprisingly, northern Vietnam’s number one-tourism hub. Hạ Long Bay has an area ofContinue reading “Ha Long Bay scenery”