The peaceful Quan Lan Island
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).