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Wearing: Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal recycled raw-edge cropped tank (similar here) | Megan Park billie cotton pants (similar here) | ROC Shelly matte black sunnies

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Last month in December, Tom and I spent two days on a cruise ship in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Named after a legend about dragons, Halong Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site filled with a seascape of 1600+ limestone isles! The Bay itself is much more larger than I thought – you could literally cruise for hours around these rock formations.

THINGS TO DO:

EXPLORE CAVES: There are a few limestone caves at Halong Bay and we visited one by the name of Sung Sot Cave (Surprise Cave). I didn’t take any photos inside but it is definitely worth a visit, especially if you haven’t been inside a cave before!

GO KAYAKING: We explored a nearby floating village and market by kayak. Many generations of families live on the waters at Halong Bay and do business by selling goods on their boats during the day (floating markets). The water here so serene to paddle through. 

VISIT LOOKOUT POINTS: On one of the islands that we visited, there was a clean little private beach and also a miniature version of the 1000 steps. When you make your way through the overgrown greenery (apparently it rains a lot here, no wonder!) and arrive at the top you can see panoramic views of the area. Pretty impressive and definitely worth the 400 steps.

Here are some memories from our time at Halong Bay :-)

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Fast fact: When you get to Halong Bay, you realise all the boats, despite being owned by different tourism companies, are all painted the same. This was a recent policy that was created to maintain a harmonious landscape and improve tourism.

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Wearing: Ruby Ramona playsuit | ASOS sleeping cat bag | RMK sandals | ROC Shelly matte black sunnies

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There’s floating markets, villages and even schools here!

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 Photos: Thomas Debono & I