09 November, 2012

Vietnam - Hoi An - A walking tour

Today, after breakfast, we were met by the guide for this province of Vietnam, Hoi An. He also took us across the road to have our laundry done at a cheaper rate than that of the hotel! Today, will be a walking tour, taking in the culture and traditional style of Vietnamese county life.

the drive into the 'city' took all of 5 minutes, and we were dropped off at 'Blue - Mrs Tam Tam' handmade clothes. Here we were able to pick out clothes to have handmade for us, in as little as a couple of hours (for the first fitting)! We were to come back later in the day...

After a couple of hours walking around the city, visiting the museum and seeing the sights, we were then to have lunch at a local restaurant. Lunch here, even in the heat and humidity, was actually quite nice! However, after lunch, all I wanted was a swim, J a massage and M wanted to stay in town and shop! So when I got back, I closed the door, the handle came off, and I also managed to break the toilet roll holder! (earlier in the day, the safe did not want to work either, so all up, a couple of calls to maintenance was needed!).


The break, to be by ourselves was good, and when M and J returned, J and I went for a swim leaving M in the room to do what ever it was she was doing. The pool was delightful, cool and refreshing, just what was needed!!

When 6pm came around, it was time to collect the laundry, nicely pressed, and then get the shuttle bus into town at 7pm to have the first fitting. Everything was great, although J's shorts had a zip that wasn't expected, M had to have some finer tuning, whilst I requested a button fly and they had installed a zipper!

We crossed the river for dinner, as suggested by our guide, and afterwards, we (tried) to get some night shot of the lanterns that the city is famous for. Alas, some on the bridge finished at 9pm :(


Anyways, its late, again, and its an 8am start tomorrow!!! Happy Days!!!!

Hoo roo for now...



  1. You take the most beautiful photos Bernie. This is such a great pictorial post of your day. Vietnam sounds very interesting.
    If not a little frustrating (they obviously like zips).
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit


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