So enough of the sun, time to go North to rain and rip off's.. We arrived in Hanoi and went straight to a hotel where we were sold the tours straight away, one to Halong Bay and one to Sapa North of the city.
Halong Bay is about 3 hours North of Hanoi and is a remarkable place, made by nature, or if you beleive the myths, by an angry dragon whose tail whipped through the land and split the land into hundreds of little islands, I think we'll go with the former. A night on the boat and a night in the hotel to go trekking and kayaking the following day. A fantastic place to visit cruising through the waters, like a mill pond. We managed to kayak and trek all in one day, a little cold but a fab experience.