The shops and restaurants along West Street in Yangshuo entertained us, but the real magic took place in the surrounding countryside.
We travelled with 40 Chinese tourists down the River Lí. The tour wasn’t great value for money, but the scenery was worth every penny.
Despite the rain, we spent the day exploring Longji’s rice terraces and met some traditional women with really long hair.
Guilin acted as our base while we visited the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the south of China.
We said goodbye to Vietnam and took the night train over the border to China. From there, we took our first high speed train to Guilin.
From Hanoi, we visited the world-heritage-listed Halong Bay for the day. It was epic and magical and eye-opening to say the least.
We wandered around Hanoi’s streets in the heat, exploring what Vietnam’s capital had to offer. Here’s what you got up to.
We took the overnight train from Da Nang to Hanoi, but first, we had to get to the station from Hoi An.
We particularly stumbled across An’s Cafe and were rewarded with delicious, fresh, home-cooked cuisine.
Hoi An is a small town full of history, culture, architecture and delicious cuisine. Here’s a list of what we discovered in it’s ancient centre and rural surroundings.