Interacting with locals for a fantastic travel to Halong bay

Fantastic travel experience is one that is laden with stories to tell. The best way to make these stories is by interacting with the locals. The friendly people of Vietnam will be more than happy to assist you with tales of the war and life in their nation. In Greece, something as simple as the sunset in Oia has such a magical quality to it that it draws in a huge crowd waiting to see the sunset every evening.

No visit to Jordan is complete without taking a walk in Wadi Rum. The rocky formations in the middle of nothing reminds one of craters on the moon! Wildlife enthusiasts can go gorilla tracking in Africa or wave at a Polar Bear in Norway.

Another unique experience would be that of witnessing the Salmon run in British Columbia, Canada. The sight of watching millions of fish swim by is simply unforgettable! The next salmon run is expected in 2014, so start packing.

Halong translates into ‘ Where the dragon descends into the sea ‘. You may have heard of the beauty of Halong Bay, read about it a million times in spy novels and seen it in the movies, but the spectacular sight of the Bay dotted with islands, grottoes and caves will still take you aback. Some of the caves are even illuminated for visitors.

Take a boat cruise to explore the Bay. While here, one can also hike to Cat Ba National Park and go for a swim in one of the many beaches in Lan Ha Bay. Halong City is also popular with tourists, but there fs no doubt that the Bay is the actual star attraction.

If you plan on capturing the stunning location in pictures, keep in mind that the weather can get foggy here, specially during the cooler months.