Hoi An

I really enjoyed the journey along the Vietnamese coastline to Hoi An even if it was slightly scary at times! We saw lots of cool things.

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This woman was trying to sell dead chickens, holding them by their feet, gross!

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We stopped at Elephant Springs. There was a big carved elephant in the rock.

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We swam in the water, it was so clear! I went in fully clothed as I was so hot. It was super slippery so I couldn’t get out again. I think someone’s got a photo of me struggling.

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The views along the coastline were great.

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Hoi An is the tailoring capital of Vietnam so naturally the boys decided to get hand made suits as it’s so cheap here. Whilst they got measured we sat in the massage chairs. Will and Mitch look a bit awkward!

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I got a new pair of sunnies too as mine were held together with Superglue. Fake Ray-Bans for $2. Anyone want some sent home? I also got a new bag as mine was white when we left the UK and is now brown. A darker one with waist straps too so safer as well! On the subject of being safe, the boys in the group could definitely look after us if we got into trouble. There’s an ex-policeman, ex-soldier, ex-prison guard and an ex-security guard!

The old town party of Hoi An is so pretty. Motor bikes and cars aren’t allowed there, it was bliss! It got through the war relatively unscathed.

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There is a beautiful bridge that we visited in the day time:

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And at night:

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This lady sold lanterns to send down the river.

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In the evening we watched the Chelsea match (yay!)

I’m enjoying Vietnam but not as much as Thailand, it’s quite different and I’ve found the people pushy as they try to sell you stuff. As I’m typing a lady is trying to sell me limes! She’s not taking no for an answer!

The money is also different, it’s see-through!

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This evening we are heading to Nha Trang, a beachside town, on the sleeper bus. It’s Amy’s birthday tomorrow and I think we’ll stay there a few days as it reportedly has awesome food and we’re all a bit tired from moving so often. I’ve got a cold in Vietnam from being run down! Here’s hoping I’ll get a good sleep. Fingers crossed.

Finally this is bang up to date!

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3 responses to “Hoi An”

  1. Kate Smith says :

    Looks an amazing countryhope you still having brilliant time.x

  2. Peter Haughton says :

    Caught up with your various blogs – looks fantastic. Please send bonsai tree, chelsea card, fake sunglasses and beer!!

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