Advice please, Riding from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay
I am looking for a little advice.
We will be picking up 2 x rental 110cc Honda motor bikes in Ha Noi old Quarter, and plan to ride them to Ha Long Bay.
On arriving in Ha Long Bay, we will check into a local hotel (still to be decided) for 2 nights,
What I want to know is, how was it getting out of Ha Noi city, and onto the road to Ha Long Bay?
Is it not too difficult to get out of the city,?
I was thinking of asking one of the shop people to lead us to the road to Ha Long Bay, and give them some money for their help.
Is this needed, or do I just print off a Google map, ?
peraps there are Vietnam maps to be bought?
Google says go east on HWY 5 (105km) towards Hai Phong
or east on QL18 (144km) to Ha Long
Which should be take please?
And finally, when we arrive at Ha Long, just where abouts would one look for a hotel, ?