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Hoi An, Vietnam

Written on: Saturday March 15th, 2008

A journal entry from: S.E.Asia

So far of the places we've been in Vietnam Hoi An is the place to stop for awhile. And we have for 8 days. Hoi An is a UNESCO  town which means that the old part of the city is protected from any commercial development. Also Hoi An is one of the few places in Viet Nam that was not damaged during the American war. For us this pace is paradise. It has a European feel with an Asian touch. Many of the buildings are French Colonial but there are also vestiges of Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Bev feels she has died and gone to heaven as this is a clothes shopper's dream.Anything you want can be tailor made in a few days at rediculous prices. I was a shopping widower for 4 days but luckily Hoi An has a wonderful coffee house to chill out and read at so I survived no problem. Hoi An is also the culinary capital of Vietnam with food that can rival France but with an Asian flair and Asian prices. We went to a cooking school yesterday and picked up some great ideas. Post shopping we are able to take bicycles and ride through the rice paddies and small villages on tiny bike paths. To top it off there is a great beach in cycling distance occupied by only a few fisherman. As I said paradise. The only problem is that for some reason I'm only able to upload a very few of the many wonderful pictures we have taken . Next stop the far noth, Hanoi and Halong Bay. Hopefully the beautiful weather we are having now will hold.

 

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