Hoi An

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Hoi An is world heritage city in central Vietnam that is close to a few awesome beaches and also known for really good food.  The thing that it is most famous for though is it’s wide variety of tailors.  I thought about getting one, and even printed out a bunch of pictures from GQ to show the tailors at what was supposedly the best shop, but in the end after about an hour of negotiation, something just didn’t seem right.  Even though the suits were at a steep dissent, they were still really expensive for what I wanted and when it comes down to it, I just don’t wear suits enough to justify it.  Amanda was a bit surprised that I walked away, but I still think it was the right thing to do, and the tailors weren’t particularly upset by it.

Our hotel provided free bicycles so we rode around to a vegetable farm and had some tea with local dudes.  While riding around the old town I had an awesome Vietnamese Sandwich (Banh Mi).  We rode down to the beach at sunset and ate some soft shelled crabs from a vendor.  Because so many tourists go here, a lot of the restaurants are really expensive, but Mandy found a little stall that con sited of two plastic seats and a table with a lantern on it ,next to the river, right in the middle of all the tourist action, where we got some Cau Lau (doughy flat noodles with bean sprouts, greens, pork slices and delicious broth) for one dollar.  The mood and the food were excellent.  We walked along the river, and the shops were lit up at night and very pretty.   We got some coconut buns and ate them while sitting near the river watching a street performance,  then we rode back to the hotel and went to sleep.  The next morning we caught an early flight from Da Nang to Siem Reap.

  • Banh Mi
  • Lamps for Sale
  • Cau Lau on the River For a Dollar
  • Delicious Cau Lau
  • Cau Lau on the River
  • Bike Ride to the Beach
  • Old Lady Playing at the Beach
  • Skinny Vietnamese Lady
  • Vietnamese Guy Riding Bike
  • Friendly Vietnamese Lady Selling Fruit
  • Delicious Dumplings
  • Cau Lau
  • Pork with Won Ton Strips
  • Saying Bye To Bill

Posted: June 16, 2012

Author: Adam and Amanda

Category: Asia, Blog, Continents, Vietnam


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