05.09.2010 - 19.09.2010 100 °F
My first impression of Hoi An is that it reminds me of Cuba, simply beautiful. Well for me Hoi An was first and for most about the shopping. So you guessed it I shopped till I dropped. The place is just amazing and the quality of things which you can get made in such a short space of time leave you just speechless. Suits made in a day, jewellery made in a matter of hours, shoes, glasses (yes precripton ones...) you name it they do it.
Of course I have had a field day, let's just say all my friends will certainly notice the difference in me when I eventually return home. Apart from shopping Hoi An has things to see and do, we cycled along the river, we took a boat to visit the local area which was just stunning once, you left the main busy area.
My tour guide has been fantastic making sure that we do not miss out on anything in each city from trying the local food, and visiting all the important places, which without him I would not have been able to see. We even managed to squeeze in a BBQ on the beach, which was very different to say the least, started out with beautiful sunshine, which ended with us running for shelter from the thunder and lighting which happended in a matter of seconds. Good job I remembered my rain mac... We packed a lot in for the short time we were in Hoi An but it was enough for us to see all the major sights and have a fab time.
Next stop Hue.....