Kieran Holmes

Vietnam Diaries: Halong Bay

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After beginning our Vietnamese adventure in the city of Hanoi, we made a 48 hour trip to one of Asias most amazing landscapes: Halong Bay.

The name Halong translates in Vietnamese: ‘where the dragon descends into the sea’, which I think is perfectly telling from the ethereal landscapes and emerald waters which are filled with tiny islets topped by forest rise. It honestly felt like we were on some kind of film set. 

Apparently November is the best time to be visiting this particular spot outside of the peak season which is usually in the summer in between May and August. I was a bit worried that Vietnam might lack blazing hot sunshine on this trip because it was overcast slightly – however I was reassured that the south (where we were headed to next) was much hotter. It was perfect weather in fact, not boiling or windy either and no rain. It was just still, serene and absolutely stunning.

The whole trip was organised via Audley Travel who ensured we didn’t miss a thing and everything was of a great standard (thanks parents – my dads 60th). The over night boat trip along Halong Bay was in a colonial style cruiser, one of a fleet of eight boats belonging to Indochina Sails, including a lovely breakfast lunch and dinner, massage treatments, an outing to the fishing village and some morning tai chi on the top deck followed by a swim.

My pictures were all snapped with my Leica D Lux camera, which is a great mix in between a compact and SLR, perfect for holidays. Amongst some selfies and posing it was great to get behind the camera again in such an amazing landscape. You can shop my whole outfit look from the bottom of the blog post! Enjoy and please feel free to leave comments and emails for me. I’ll be posting more from my trip soon! x

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Top | Sessun

Denim Shorts | AC for AG (similar here)

Rings | Arme De’Lamour

Leather rucksack | MCM Worldwide

Necklace with Bee pendant | Alex Monroe

Sunglasses | Celine

White Sandals | Dune

Camera | Leica D Lux

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