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Hoi An, Vietnam

Written on: Tuesday January 9th, 2007

A journal entry from: Southeast Asia

A charming and historical city that we slowly developed a love for.  At first glance it seemed only to be a retail mecca of tailor shops ready to exploit your vanity for tailored suits and silk dresses. But  the city has retained its historical beauty in the architecture of the shops and old riverside buildings.  We spent several days (between measurements and fittings) wandering the streets noticing the details of buildings, boats, bridges and faces.  (Vespas, too, of course - Greg's latest obsession - the Italian made scooters that he has been photographing in every town. Watch out, Nelson, Vespa franchise to come!)

After an e-mail of encouragement from our girls, our own vanity took hold and we plunged into the cult of made-to-measure clothes.  Greg will wow you with his suit, shirt and shoes and if we can moderate our love for Vietnamese food and beer, we might still be able to fit into all our purchases.


From david on Jan 16th, 2007

just got made to go to your link by brian but glad i have as just landed in Hoian and apart from the tailoring was looking for some other bits- thanx some good ideas from your pages- i myself have not come to this side but working on it so please also check my site at (yes bebo) david-brighton.bebo.com david

From Worapon on Dec 10th, 2015

i love traveling my fav ctuepras while traveling are portraits n crowded places.. nice portrait..the pictures conveys that Vietnam is a calm place wit nt much rush around..i really wish to see the market place of Vietnam..the long exposure of the old building is vry attractive n unique..thanx a lot for sharing this..its really intersting..