Halong bay, the non-touristy way. 

http://jesspetrie.com/?amilto=%D8%AA%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%87%D9%85 Halong bay ❤

http://theiu.org/?alisa=%D8%A8%D9%83%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%87%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%AF-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AC%D8%AD%D9%8A&e7a=03 This is the only place that was in my things-not-to-miss in Vietnam list before coming here and I managed to go here for 3 days and 2 nights. 

البرنامج التعليمي لتداول الفوركس When you are in Hanoi, all the information centres or hostels are flooded with tours for Halong. They range from single day to 3D/2N tours. 

http://www.dramauk.co.uk/?arapyza=%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%BA%D8%B4-%D8%AA%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A%D8%A9&05b=08 One thing that I’ve seen amongst travellers is how much they loathe organised tours! I fall in this category. So instead of spending 90$ for 2 days or 135$ for a 3D/2N trip, I decided to go on my own. It ended up being much cheaper. 

http://asect.org.uk/?ilyminaciya=options.co.za-%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A&663=df Hoang Long bus company has an all transfers inclusive bus to Cat Ba islands which is the biggest island in Halong. This costs roughly 9$. This takes away the hassle of bus+motor bike+boat+bus being booked separately and at the same time is pretty much the same cost. 

فروع بنك الاهلي التى تباع فيها الاسهم بالدمام والخبر On the islands I stayed at Cat Ba central hostel which was an epic fucking hostel for 5$. The free breakfast was easily worth 2-3$. And look at the view from the dorm:

اخبار تداول اسهم الجزيرة تكافل
2 nights at the hostel cost me 10$. 

خيار ثنائي autotrader تحميل I rented a scooter for a day and drove around all of the island. It was 6$ with petrol and the best way to see some amazing views. Behold:

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Some of these places had entry tickets which were 5$ in total. 

http://parts.powercut.co.uk/?risep=%D8%A3%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%AD-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%B3%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B9%D8%A7&48a=9f On the third day when coming back I chose the option to come back via Halong City instead of Hai Phong. There is a 4 hour tour of Halong on a ferry that is run for which the price is fixed by the govt. Usually people take cruises. I didn’t end up taking it though, because I got up late and didn’t see the point to the tour since I got good views on the boat back. My independent bus+boat+bus journey back was 11$. And I got some of these classic Halong views:

http://theiu.org/?alisa=%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B9%D8%A8%D9%8A&9a2=26
41$ in total, along with having immense independence to explore and see things I liked.