I’m not going to lie, I am far from being physically fit. The only things I do are snowboard and skateboard and I haven’t touched either of those in about 8 months. I prefer to spend my days drinking mango shakes and lounging about. While on Cat Ba Island, Kris somehow convinced me it would be a good idea to go trekking so we ended up hiring a local Vietnamese guide to take us off the regular hiking trails and boy did he take us off the regular hiking trail. We ended up at a place called Butterfly Valley and our guide took us up some crazy mountain with a bit of a trail in some spots. This “hike” was essentially a day of rock climbing over jagged sharp rocks, a lot of bleeding from our shins and hands as a result of these sharp rocks and dodging spiders the size of my open fist. Kris, who is a seasoned hiker even found it to be quite challenging. After lounging for the last 8 months then doing this monster trek, I went into what Kris refers to as “shocking the body.” I had some serious aches the next few days. After all the blood, sweat and tears we were rewarded with some magnificent views and I’m glad I did it.