Peter Wik

Peter Wik has been traveling the world since childhood. He has visited over 60 countries and some of them up to a hundred times. Peter is the owner of Relasian Travel & Event based in Stockholm, Sweden but constantly on the road. Peter is a foodie and loves to try new food around the world. Here he shares his favorite gems from places high and low around the world to make you go local yet being global. Peter lives in Stockholm and Paris.

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Ha Long Bay - "Decending Dragon Bay" in North Vietnam

A visit to the Halong Bay a 3-4 hour drive from Hanoi is a visit to pure natural beauty. Here you find over 1500 islands all made of limestone during a period of 500 million years!
Most people that come here take a day tour were they have a nice seafood meal on the boat and listen to music in loudspeakers. That is not the ultimate way to visit this wonderful part of the world on the UNESCO world heritage list.
I suggest you to take a 2-4 day tour out in the archipelago and enjoy the solitude and clear night skies.
 Remember to heck that the boat has good life jackets etc before you leave the harbor and do choose a good boat company that you have selected by a travel agent for safety!
The best time to visit is during the summer months. During the winter it can be rather cold and the weather can change quickly. There are also many great caves to visit and they are usually included in the boat tours.