Travel Blogs from Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An - Suit you sir!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An - Suit you sir!

A travel blog entry by stephen.j.booth

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... a great way to get out of the baking sun and off the burning white sands. On the first day however we really experienced what Hoi An is all about - Tailoring. I would guess that around 50% of shops in town are tailors who will make just about anything ...

Snip snip, chop chop. (hello chopping), Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Snip snip, chop chop. (hello chopping)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... and the shops stay open way after dark, helping make the narrow quaint streets beautifuly lit. We all agree that Hoi An is already our favourite place in Vietnam. 13/9/2011 We start the day with a four hour bicycle tour around the suburbs of the city. We ...

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Hoi An is beautiful, no one can really argue with that. The old town is a UNESCO world heritage site and it is full of restored traditional buildings and interesting architecture.  It's setting on the Thu Bon river doesn’t hurt as well in ...

Journeying South, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Journeying South

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... nbsp;operating in this market, and it is too difficult to find a reputable tailor. On a more positive point, Hoi An has been described as one of the most beautiful areas in Vietnam, and it certainly lives up to this reputation. ...

My Son Ruins, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

My Son Ruins

A travel blog entry by kally563

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This morning we got up early for the drive to My Son (pron. me son), ruins from the Cham empire 45 km south of Hoi An. The drive down was fascinating. School starts at seven (we left at 6:30) so everyone was out and about and we got to see the country ...

Bicycles & Mopeds, Shopping in Hoi An Ancient City, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Bicycles & Mopeds, Shopping in Hoi An Ancient City

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... of bikes (motorized and non-motorized).  We arrived at our lunch stop which was recommended by the concierge and had the Hoi An spring rolls.  They were unlike any spring roll I'd ever had because the batter was so light and almost like a fried ...

Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Feeling the sun on our backs strolling the quaint streets of Hoi An was a pleasant change, although inevitably we were soon diving for suncream and gasping for a cold drink. A small town most famous for its customised shopping opportunities, it was not ...

The tailors of Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

The tailors of Hoi An

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... not know how to make good desserts using dairy products. The next day we take a tour of some of the most interesting buildings in Hoi An by buying a 75000 Dong (GBP3.00) ticket that gives us access to 5 places of our choice in and around the old ...

More Hanging Out in Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

More Hanging Out in Hoi An

A travel blog entry by kally563

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... in South East Asia, sells all sorts of fruits and vegetables along with less perishable products such as pots, buckets, and pans. Wandering Hoi An, I felt perfectly safe, in spite of my carrying upwards of 2 million Dong in Donna and my money belts. As I ...

Cooking School on the Thu Bon River, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Cooking School on the Thu Bon River

A travel blog entry by kevinmoss

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... do it ourselves.  Our menu for the day included:  Making Fresh Rice Paper, Making Rice Paper Rolls of Shrimp, Hoi An Pancakes, Vietnamese Eggplant in a Clay Pot, Seafood Salad with Vietnamese Herbs served in a Half a Pineapple, Food Decoration, ...

Hoi An and My Son, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An and My Son

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... other for hours at a time during bus/train/car/plane/tuk-tuk rides. We separate only to go to the bathroom. Pretty frightening, I know. Hoi An is a charming place to spend a couple of days. Any more than that and you'll either get really tired of the ...

Vietnam, land of Communism?, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam, land of Communism?

A travel blog entry by philthy

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... Mekong Delta (Chau Doc) was very pleasent. Even in Ho Chi Minh City the people were not that persistent. Maybe it's that Hoi An is a tourist center. Still, the town maintains a pleasant atmosphere. Just a few hours ago Sarah and I were wandering ...

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!, Hue, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat, Vietnam travel blog

Da Lats the Hue uh-huh uh-huh - I like it!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... and long sandy beaches and crystal blue waters on our left. We passed China Beach in Danang where the US first landed in Vietnam. We arrived in Hoi An at lunch time and were dropped off at a brand new luxury hotel with a huge pool. We were trying to get ...

Busting the budget...tailor-made in Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Busting the budget...tailor-made in Hoi An

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... , a place that when I visited a few years ago I figured would be a pretty close approximation of Katie's heaven. Hoi An is a wonderful historic city with cobblestone streets lined with tons of well-preserved temples, ancient clan meeting houses, historic ...

Suits You!, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Suits You!

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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... woo) quite in the centre and had a bit of a nap then went out for breakfast at a handy place next door to the hotel. Hoi An is a beautiful place, during the war (which we are now experts on) both sides had an agreement to not bomb it which they ...

More tales from Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

More tales from Hoi An

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... looking men wearing traditional black robes and hats playing board games on the sidewalks which really suited the atmosphere and look of old Hoi An. We came across a really fun game where you're blindfolded with a mask and have to whack a small pottery ...

Vi, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Vi

A travel blog entry by eric

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Hello everybody, One of the things I liked about Hoi An was getting to know the locals.  My second day there I took a walk across a bridge to see what was outside the old town.  I followed the road a ways looking at the people, homes and style ...

Crossing Paths in Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Crossing Paths in Hoi An

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... is just not enough. In most of the upmarket places, all the customers have their own laptops - so the computers are always free - anyways, Hoi An gave me a chance to catch up and now I've fell behind again. Taking a short 3 hr bus trip from Hue, we ...

Brakes, check.  Flaps, check.  Lipstick, check., Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Brakes, check. Flaps, check. Lipstick, check.

A travel blog entry by escapetherace

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... for 5.30am for a flight back south to Ho Chi Minh City, and hopefully some sunshine. To round things off, Hoi An has to be the nicest town in Vietnam with the friendliest people, but, although the weather didn't help, eight days were a little too long ...

Rainy Vietnam, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Rainy Vietnam

A travel blog entry by hancocjb

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... all the furniture to an upper floor when they are anticipating disaster.  A typhoon had come through southern vietnam just days before we were in Hoi An, apparently it was really bad and cause lots of flooding.  There was a marker on the wall ...

Tu Duy, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Tu Duy

A travel blog entry by eric

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... was really fun to run into such a creative thinker.  I wish I had run into him sooner during my stay in Hoi An.  Definitely looking forward to seeing Tu Duy again. Visual art like painting and photography is a really subjective thing.  ...

Vietnam - Hoi An, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Vietnam - Hoi An

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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... tea set.   We then did the typical tourist thing and bought a couple of conical hats - well, 'when in Vietnam!'     Our 4 days in Hoi An had come to an end and we had to travel northwards to Da Nang to catch the flight down to Ho Chi ...

Tourism - good or bad?  Stopover in Vietnam, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Tourism - good or bad? Stopover in Vietnam

A travel blog entry by paul

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... culture is better than another - but the contrast was quite confronting to see from behind the receptionist desk. During my time in Hoi An a large typhoon (hurricane / cyclone) was passing by 100 km away and so the weather was pretty bad. So I either ...

Hue - to go... RAIN!, Hue - Hoi An - Danang, Vietnam travel blog

Hue - to go... RAIN!

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... evening meals.(Had cuttlefish on the scond night which was fabulous with the consistency of a hard boiled egg white) Food aside, Hoi An has some lovely well preserved old houses and assembly halls, a Japanese bridge and the architecture is a fusion of ...

Cantonese Assembly Hall, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Cantonese Assembly Hall

A travel blog entry by dane

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The Cantonese Assembly Hall is one of the many visually stunning and historically important buildings in Hoi An.  Would you like to hear all about it? Well, I got rid of my Vietnam guidebook, so I can't help you.  If it's really important to ...

IndoChina 1860, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

IndoChina 1860

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... because I've heard or read its name on so many films and books, but just passed through, as it looked a bit non descript. Reached Hoi An, where I wandered the streets, no longer willing to pay $10 for a room - and found a great room for $6. Hoi Ann ...

Made to measure capital... Lets go shopping, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Made to measure capital... Lets go shopping

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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Actual title for today "Hoi An - Made to Measure Capital of the World, oh and we set our own Stevie R style challenge" The sun rose at about 5.15 and the insomniacs on the bus were all awake excited about the sunrise and the views of the countryside, yes ...

Beach bumming and a slithery encounter, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Beach bumming and a slithery encounter

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... bellied Buddhas and the like. I took the opportunity to purchase my kitch gift - a green tiger statuette... yuck! We arrived in Hoi An at midday, and made the usual orientation walk into town. It's a pretty place crammed with art galleries, bistros and ...

Hue to Hoi An - shopping capital of the world, Hoi An, Vietnam travel blog

Hue to Hoi An - shopping capital of the world

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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... all they are Buddhists and don't believe in mowing people down) whilst a man hung out of the door of the bus swinging his arms in an attempt to hit you. It is safe to assume that the bigger you are the more right you have to be there. It was while trying ...

Hoi An - Day 23, tp. Hội An, Vietnam travel blog

Hoi An - Day 23

A travel blog entry by beemichaela

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... , saw the prices and swiftly left again. In England the prices would seem pretty normal, but for two travellers on a budget in Vietnam, they were outrageous! Unsure of what we where we were going to eat now, we decided to just wander down the street again ...

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