I was fortunate enough when I visited Vietnam to head out on Ha long bay. It was a four and a half hour car ride out to the bay from Hanoi. The cruise terminal was packed with boats all heading out for the day. I had an overnight cruise on the bay that was such an advantage. Most of the cruises of Ha long bay are only a day and if you spend overnight on the boat you get so much further into the bay and get to see really spectacular views. The main draw card of the bay is the beautiful limestone islands and you can see why people choose to honeymoon here. I spent all my time eating and taking in the view. On the second day we did get to go for a canoe to one of the sheltered bays of an island. Unfortunately no one took their camera but we saw monkeys up close hanging of the cliff face of the island. It was such a highlight of Vietnam for me and I would definitely go back next time I’m in the country.