We spent a couple of days in Hanoi sightseeing, visiting museums and anywhere else with air-con! Hanoi is very noisy and crazy! We took a boat trip to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island where we enjoyed swimming, kayaking and hiking in the spectacular surroundings.
We then headed south to Ninh Binh - on the floor of an overbooked bus! We had a lot of fun in Ninh Binh travelling around the countryside on the back of motorbikes!
Luckily we actually got beds on our next bus journey down to Hue. We had our fingers crossed that we wouldn't have to spend 12 hours overnight on the floor! We did a boat tour on the Perfume River in Hue and took another bus down to Hoi An (only 4 hours this time).
We have spent a couple of days here in Hoi An visiting the nearby beach, wandering around the old town and by the river. Hoi An has a nice feel about it and we have enjoyed escaping the heat in the lovely cafes here. Tonight we travel by overnight bus to Nha Trang and the beach!