Cafes, bistros and 8 pence beer in Hoi An
Trip Start Aug 09, 2010
124Trip End Feb 01, 2012
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Where I stayed
We took the relatively short bus journey from Hue to Hoi An after our exploits around the old citadel in Hue as mentioned in our previous entry.
The Greek couple, Mary and her husband were waiting outside the hotel when we arrived. Unfortunately, they were leaving as we arrived so we could not spend time with them. The hotel was lovely. Nice rooms, swimming pool and free cocktails every day at 18:00! Perfect!
We were really excited about our choice of restaurant for dinner. It’s one of the best restaurants in town and is called the Mango Rooms. However we only lasted 5 minutes in the place because we noticed that they had Blue fin tuna on the menu, a fish which is highly endangered. We could not condone it so we left and found somewhere else to eat. Now to an even more endangered species, here is Karen…..
Paul didn’t mention that we tried to explain our valiant efforts to the waitress - we were leaving because they served Blue Fin Tuna. The poor girl had no clue what we were on about and told us ‘It’s very fresh!’ haha. Although the joke is really on us lot when businesses continue doing well despite not giving two hoots about their impact on our world. Ok I’ll get off my soap box now.
Our green efforts were rewarded when we found a restaurant serving some of the best Pizza I’ve ever had. We were even given bread that looked like and tasted like Maltese bread. Now all those Maltesers who don’t live in Malta reading this know exactly how exciting that can be! We loved it so much we went there twice and ordered the same things - that’s saying something. The restaurant’s name is Casa Verde and it’s on the river front. Do not miss the delightful gem of a place if you’re in Hoi An.
Hoi An is one of my favourite towns and even though this was my second visit I was still enthralled by its magic and quite sad to leave. It is one of the most romantic, pretty towns I've ever been in and I could never tire of walking along its streets looking at one beautiful building after another. Our exit was via a night bus and our destination was beach central, Nha Trang.
More when we get there
Lots of love
Karen and Paul