Northern Vietnam

The next stop after Cambodia: Northern Vietnam. We spent the first couple of nights on a privately chartered boat, traversing through multiple clusters of limestone islets that make up mystical Ha Long Bay and occasionally taking a break from the stunning scenery to explore cavernous caves, visit floating fishing villages, and kayak to hidden lagoons. Bustling Hanoi, a stark contrast to serene Ha Long Bay, was next on the itinerary. I took great pleasure in walking through the streets of The Old Quarter amidst the abundance of scooters, plethora of street food vendors, and boundless shops selling textiles and handicrafts. And the only way to keep up was to sustain oneself on deliciously sweet and fragrant Vietnamese coffee . . . lots of it.

(all images by HonestlyWTF)

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  1. Mira wrote:

    Incredible photos <3
    xo

    glamDevils

    1.11.13
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  2. Tiffany wrote:

    Great photos! What camera do you use? I really want a nice camera, hope that you can help. Thanks 😀

    1.11.13
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  3. Laura wrote:

    stunning pics !!
    check out my new post: http://www.thestilettoholic.com/

    1.11.13
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  4. Denisa wrote:

    Really amazing pics. I would like to see it real. Wow. Have a nice day.

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    1.11.13
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  5. Love the pics!!! Looks like you are having a great time!!
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    1.11.13
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  6. Rachel wrote:

    Photos are really unbelievable. I am interested in the camera you used also.

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    1.11.13
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  7. Now I’m in Bangkok and tomorrow I going to Vietnam for a some days… your pictures are amazing I’m so excited to see it in real…

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    1.11.13
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  8. Michiel wrote:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful!

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    1.11.13
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  9. rachael wrote:

    these are beautiful. whenever i think about travelling i always consider europe before asia, but i really should reconsider.

    1.11.13
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  10. Want to go. NOW.

    1.11.13
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  11. Lorna wrote:

    oh wow, this is unreal. so stunning!

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    1.11.13
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  12. Maria wrote:

    Wow, it looks absolutely beautiful there.
    xo, Maria
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    1.11.13
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  13. Nadia wrote:

    Sudden burst of nostalgia! Went to Vietnam in September last year and your photos just took me right back.
    How delicious is Vietnamese coffee (especially with a good dollop of condensed milk)?! Got quite addicted during the trip actually! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1.11.13
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  14. Em wrote:

    these are amazing! incredibly jealous of your travels but happy to enjoy it through your posts!

    xoxo

    1.11.13
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  15. nataliya wrote:

    totally amazing photos! these get me excited for my trip with my husband to Viet Nam in 2 summers. He will meet his family over there for the first time and we are going to travel from south to north! i can’t wait! thanks for sharing these!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

    1.11.13
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  16. ha long bay has always been a dream of mine to visit, love being able to see it through your eyes.
    thank you for sharing!

    1.11.13
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  17. Lejla wrote:

    Oh, how beautiful it is there..

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    1.11.13
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  18. Kait wrote:

    These photos are incredible, so gorgeous!

    1.11.13
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  19. Incredible!!!!

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    1.11.13
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  20. Nadja wrote:

    perfect pictures! enjoy your stay 🙂

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    1.11.13
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  21. rachel wrote:

    I just did this trip and it changed my life!!
    Your pictures capture Vietnam beautifully! So jealous 🙂

    1.11.13
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  22. B. wrote:

    Omgosh, lucky you! Vietnam seems like such an amazing place to visit. Definitely on my travel bucket list:) Thanks for sharing your pics!

    Blurbs.Blog

    1.11.13
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  23. Anne wrote:

    Who did you do the trip with? Looks fantastic! A group?

    1.11.13
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    • Erica wrote:

      @Anna, I went with my family!

      1.11.13
  24. i.s. wrote:

    lovely shots xx
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    1.11.13
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  25. Alice wrote:

    Beautiful photos! I love the crispness of them. 🙂

    1.11.13
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  26. Ondina wrote:

    Those photos look amazing…

    Love them .. What camera are you using ?

    1.11.13
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  27. amalie wrote:

    this looks amazing!! Me and a friend are planning on backpacking in Asia for the summer, specifically i Laos, Camodia and Vietnam. Do you have any first-timer asia tips??
    xx

    1.12.13
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  28. Vietnam is number one on my travel list!

    1.12.13
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  29. Channing wrote:

    your trip looks amazing!
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    1.13.13
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  30. julie wrote:

    these pictures are beautiful! I would love to travel there.
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    1.14.13
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  31. Kelly wrote:

    Wow, absolutely stunning photos!

    xx
    Kelly
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    1.16.13
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  32. Lindsay wrote:

    What camera do you travel with?

    1.16.13
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    • Erica wrote:

      Many of you have asked what camera I use. I love my Lumix DMC-GF1.

      1.16.13
  33. Oblivion wrote:

    like a dream!!!

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    1.29.13
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  34. These pics brought back found memories. 🙂 Halong Bay really is majestic.

    3.16.13
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  35. Flower wrote:

    Your pictures are wonderful and make we want to go back to SE Asia ASAP!!! <3

    3.27.13
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  36. Beautiful Pictures! Put this on my travel list! Thankss 🙂
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    5.9.13
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  37. Vicente wrote:

    Wonderful pics. Seeing this photos i remember my trip to Thailand last summer. Congratulations from Spain

    6.24.13
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  38. John Bui wrote:

    Wow the photo very beautiful. I would like to see it real.
    cruise halong bay

    8.13.13
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  39. Ian wrote:

    Oh, amazing shots. What camera do you travel with?

    9.27.13
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  40. maemaud wrote:

    Vos photos sont sublimes, elles reflètent exactement l’atmoshpère du lieu !!
    J’ai eu la chance de découvrir le Vietnam à deux reprises et la baie d’Ha Long a été un de mes coups de coeur…
    Merci pour ces délicieux moments !

    8.13.14
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  41. Oh thank you for making me feel sad for not being in Vietnam. Miss it so much.

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    1.9.15
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  42. My Vietnam is so charming !

    3.20.15
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  43. So beautiful, I love My country

    9.17.15
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  44. Look great and beautiful pictures

    1.11.16
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  45. Love your pictures

    1.11.16
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  46. Beautiful photos!

    12.24.16
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  47. Beautiful pictures. Thank you 🙂

    I also visited Vietnam and just published a photo essay. If you love Vietnam, do visit my blog and have a look. Let me know if you like the photos and if something reminded you of your experience there.

    Love,
    Priyanka

    2.10.18
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