5 Things to do on Cat Ba Island

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Lan Ha Bay is like the younger sister of Ha Long Bay. It’s not as well known, and so it’s a cheap alternative to the well known Ha Long Bay. Yet, when you’re looking at them, I’m certain you wouldn’t be able to tell me how they differ. Seriously, it’s just a shipping channel that splits them. So, if you’re …

Photo Blog – Cannon Fort, Cat Ba Island

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I couldn’t tell you how long Cannon Fort has been around on Cat Ba Island, but I can tell you it’s an interesting place to visit. I popped up here quickly one afternoon, and was amazed with the relics you could see from the war era. On a self-guided tour around the place, I saw some pretty cool things – …

Hiking in Cat Ba National Park

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Cát Bà National Park takes up a great big portion of Cát Bà Island, so how could I not pay it a visit when I was passing through? The island itself is essentially a giant sized version of one of those limestone karsts that can be viewed from nearby Halong Bay. As a result of this, the islands topography is …

Cat Ba Island: Overnight Cruise

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I arrived on Cat Ba Island with plans of spending just a few days – enough to have a short break from the cycle here and get myself out on an overnight cruise. Little did I know that I wouldn’t be able to tear myself away from the place, and so I ended up staying almost two weeks!! After realising …