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Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

By Vivianism @vivianism

Before I get swarmed by the overwhelming work, I should really get down to writing this post. It will be my last post about Vietnam. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you HOI AN! (:


I really love this little town a lot. Although it seems a little touristy with all the tourists around, it is the place where I feel and see a lot of their culture. Also, being a small town, the traffic wasn’t bad at all! Just a pity I didn’t get to rent a bicycle and ride around the town. It would be really fun I guess? We passed by their school and saw many students riding a bicycle home. They are really independent!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Lantern making all around the town. The Vietnamese have really good craft work.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

We spotted this vase from the opposite lane and we were like, WHAT WAS THAT?! So real life and 3D! VERY IMPRESSIVE! At first I didn’t quite know what the drawing was on the vase, but after the trip I realized that it was the Japanese Bridge.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Taking a picture but the sun was shining brightly and I couldn’t open my eyes!! hahahah!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Okay this one is much better!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Spotted this restaurant and decided to lunch here.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Went all the way up for an awesome view. I had mango juice! Spot the map on the table. BF was teaching me how to read the maps. lol. #badatdirections

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

I cannot remember the name of this dish. All I knew was this is a MUST HAVE local food. The name has a “Rose” in it if I didn’t remember wrongly.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

I ordered this, thinking that it was a main dish. Turns out it was just a side dish. I had to order another bowl of rice to eat together. lol.

Next, we bought tickets to visit some heritage sites at the old town.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Ancient Chinese house with a history of more than 200 years. 80% of the furniture there are original.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Evening view of the town.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

This was the Japanese Bridge I was talking about!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

And we had dinner by the river. Apparently this place is a lot cleaner than all the other road side stalls I’ve eaten.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

This was an interesting dish. We had to wrap the pork up in rice paper and cabbage. Resembles a little like the Korean BBQ where we eat the meat along with the cabbage.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Cau Lao. A local dish but it wasn’t my favourite. I prefer Pho.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

THIS ONE IS A MUST EAT!!! Local Wanton!!!! It was soooo good that we had another plate as soon as we finished the first. AH I wish I can have it now!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

The next day we took a ferry to other tourists site.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

At the Carpenter Village!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

All hand made. They have awesome craft work. I kid you not.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

We also did basket rafting along with a guide. The guide could not speak English so we had a hard time communicating with him. But he’s damn energetic and high throughout the ride and that makes us laugh. lol.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Along the way we spotted sea coconut!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Coconut trees!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Plucking coconutsfor us!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

I tell you, this is the most expensive coconut drink I’ve ever drank.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Bf got the chance to drive the ferry too!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

We also went to Myson. That place is beautiful!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

It is a is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

After we came back to the old town, we went to this cafe called “Reaching Out”.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

It is a cafe that hires people with disabilities such as deaf, mute, and even down syndrome. They either work there as a waitress/cashier or work as an artist, creating beautiful art pieces such as tea set and bags.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Because the waitresses there are deaf, they communicate with us using the above methods.We will point to the bricks or write our questions down on the paper.

The cafe is silence, everyone whispers when they need to talk. And there was a banner that says “enjoy the silence”.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Beautiful tea set.

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Beautifully packaged tea. I bought some to give away as Xmas presents. They were a little expensive but worth every penny.

We also ended the trip with a nice shiok spa!! Hehe.
I did body scrub and it was awesome!

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

Vietnam Trip: Hoi An

That’s the end of my Vietnam posts.
I enjoyed the trip but I think I need to go with the right people to enjoy the activities more. Otherwise I will just be following blindly and not really knowing where I am going or what I am doing.


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