Thinking about Asia and Islands you’d most probably see Thailand or Indonesia in front of your eyes, the Philippines maybe. Hardly ever someone will have Vietnam in their mind. I wouldn’t consider it as an island destination either if I didn’t just come back from the 3rd Vietnamese island that I loved! When seeking peace, serenity, quiet – Quan Lan Island is THE PLACE. You have amazing beaches to swim, sunbath, camp. You can start the day exploring the local fish market at 4-5am and then laze all day sipping on fruit smoothies and ice cold coffee.
One of the most crowded pho bo spots that serve a very decent bowl of broth with the price being the only downside (40.000 vnd is what you expect to pay in Hanoi Old Quater, not a small, remote village).