Hoi An, Vietnam is one of those places that every tourist goes to while in the country. Yes, us too. There are two great reasons to go here. One is My Son, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the second is all the tailors in town who make clothes to order.
We enjoyed both of these activities, but one of the things I liked best about traveling to Hoi An was this dilapidated Japanese bridge, and the other was the people. The Vietnames people must be some friendliest in the entire world, and the people from Hoi An the [...]
Continue reading Reflection #549 – Hoi An Bridge in Vietnam
I love Vietnam! I just can’t wait to go back.
Our first visit to Vietnam, we started in Hanoi and made our way south on the typical tourist trail, hitting Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and finally Ho Chi Minh. It’s funny, because Hanoi is our favorite city. It was so easy to walk around the nicely shaded streets. It seemed so much quieter than Ho Chi Minh.
While in Hanoi, we visited the famous Temple of Literature where I took this photo of the wise turtles. Isn’t it interesting what cultures think represent different traits? For Americans, we [...]
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Boats tied up in Hoi An.
The river is a major source of income for the residents of Hoi An. Well before they became the tourist hand-made clothes capital of the world, the river had been providing them with a means to make money. Look at these weathered boats. You can tell they would all have a great story to tell. Walking up and down the side of the river, watching life as it had been for decades or even centuries was one of my favorite parts of visiting Hoi An.
Have you been to Hoi An? Had some [...]
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Two women relax after being on the Hoi An river all day working. The sun is setting, and they just have to go home and work some more. As we made our way through Viet Nam, we never saw idle people. They were always working, always.
While in Vietnam, you really can’t go wrong with the food. Everywhere we went we had delicious noodles and soups. The whole time I was there I wanted fresh spring rolls. I finally found them in Ho Chi Minh and with such warm weather they were so welcome! Delicious!