Vietnamese new year, or ‘Tet’ as it is more commonly known, we celebrated in Hanoi, which proved a great way to see-out this memorable country.
A basket of oranges ready for decoration:
The lake where the fireworks display took place (unfortunately haven’t any photos of the display):
Vietnam is an attractive country brimming with character and charm and will certainly live on to be an unforgettable slice of our travelling trip.
Next stop: Laos.
Rather than visiting the bay off our own backs, we decided to bite the $105 bullet and take a 3 day tour from our hostel in Hanoi. The running of the tour was poor but thankfully failed to take away from the beauty of our surroundings.
Peering from our boat window at the spectacular rock formations in the sea was quite an experience:
As part of the tour we also got to go cycling on Cat Ba Island:
One of the highlights was staying a night on this remote island: