Halong Bay was spectacular with thousands of green clad islands jutting up from the sea. Cat Ba was our home base and we loved our 5th floor room looking out at the boats and islands bathed in the golden light of sunset.
Our last day of 2011 was enjoyed by deepwater soloing and kayaking through the towering islands that dotted the bay. The deepwater soloing was fantastic, absolutely freezing and well worth it!
Kayaking through the water villages was pretty cool too, imagine living on a house boat for your whole life!