Cruising Halong Bay, Vietnam

By Britany Robinson. Halong Bay had dangled in the distant final leg of our itinerary since we had first arrived in Southeast Asia – marked with many circles, stars, and excitement. My friends and I were on a guided tour of Vietnam that crawled up the coast, South to North, for three weeks. Ho-Chi-Minh, Nha Trang, Hoi An and Hanoi had all flown by like a pack of motorbikes in rush hour and as we boarded our final sleeper train, we knew the finale of our trip – an overnight boat ride through the limestone cliffs of the UNESCO World …