We had a free morning today and so 5 of us went to the Ethnology museum, about 4km outside of Hanoi. Taxi on the way there was fine as the hotel called it for us. On the way back we had to hail one and fell victim to the notorious scam of the meter being tampered with and so the return journey cost double the outward journey. Even so, it was only £1 each extra so not a big issue.
The museum was really interesting, with lots of outdoor full size replicas of the sort of houses that they used to live in, which you could go inside and explore.
We then drove to Halong Bay which is a 4hr journey, and had dinner with lots of fresh seafood and fish from the bay.
Tomorrow we go on a 6hr boat cruise on Halong Bay, before driving back to Hanoi and then taking the overnight train to Hue.