Arriving back from Sapa at 4:30am we headed back to the hostel for a quick shower & brekkie before heading off at 8:00am for our trip to Ha Long Bay. Ha Longs beauty is immense. The karst islands peer out of the water like humps on a dragons back. This is where it gets its name from too. The islands were stunningly beautiful as we glided through them aboard our junk boat. Ha Long is the jewel in Vietnams crown – its simply amazing! We had a bit of a lucky score on this trip and we got a free upgrade to a luxury boat – Nice! We had a room with a view too as we could lie in bed and stare out at the islands as they floated by. We spent one night on the boat and got up for sunrise the next morning after breakfast we headed back to Ha Long city and onwards to Hanoi.