HOI AN, Vietnem // After Laos, we arrived in Hanoi and bought a bus/boat ticket to Cat Ba Island. We got in on a packed Saturday night and unbeknown to us, all of the hotel rooms were booked. Our only option was to camp out in a tent village outside of town that turned out to be really fun and full of interesting backpackers. Cat Ba was a great place to adventure as we did a kayaking/deep water soloing trip with Asia Outdoors, rented a motorbike and hiked through Cat Ba National Park, and then spent a few days rock climbing in Butterfly Valley.
We left Cat Ba Island, and flew into Danang on our way to Hoi An and found a peaceful bed and breakfast that we ended up staying at for over a week. Hoi An was a sharp contrast from Cat Ba Island and both were fun in there own respects. We did a full day train ride trip up to Hue and then reflected a lot on our first major phase of our Asia backpacking trip so far.
Coming next // It is the first time that we deviate away from our original plan and fly to Bali, Indonesia to continue our surfing and yoga skills and learn how to meditate.