After what felt like an episode of The Amazing Race we finally landed on Cat Ba Island, just south of the famous Ha Long Bay. The mini bus carried us over precarious winding roads and past land slides amidst a landscape resembling that of Jurassic Park. We spent a few days here, exploring the island on motor bikes-finding hidden valleys, wild lonely cliffs and the ever surrounding sea. If you ever find yourself in Cat Ba, you must pop into Tra My Island Seafood – that menu is in now in discernible English thanks to us! Another must is a junk boat tour out to Ha Long Bay. You appreciate your insignificance as the boat takes you through thousands of islands sticking their necks out of the ocean. It’s beautiful, still and peaceful, and the fog that shrouded the rock faces added to the majestic aura of the place.