Hi Ho Ha Long Bay!
As far as I can tell, the following is my plan for the next few days:
- Leave tomorrow (27th) morning for Ha Long Bay.
- Get back to Hanoi Friday evening around 5pm.
- Sleep in Hanoi Friday night/Spend Saturday in Hanoi.
- Evening bus from Hanoi to Hue on Saturday; arrive in Hue morning of Sunday March 31st.
I wanted to leave for Hue Friday evening, but apparently since I’ve waited until the last minute (go figure) to book my train ticket, the earliest I can go is Saturday. While one day isn’t too big of a deal, I do worry that I’ve spent too long in Hanoi for my 30 day visa and that I may miss out on one or two cities at the end. I’ve been told you can renew your visa, although I don’t know the cost. It’s something worth looking into as I come closer to April 22nd.
Also, I do not expect that my floating palace (AKA the boat I’m on the next 2.5 days) will have wifi. This will be my last post for a few days – my guess is Friday night or Saturday morning will be the next update.