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We came, we ate, we shopped. December 4, 2006

Posted by Amanda in Uncategorized.

We are in Hoi An in central Vietnam.

Hoi An is a World Heritage listed town with a fantastic old town that has temples and old merchants houses and one of the most picturesque markets I have ever seen.

It also has more tailor shops per square metre than probably any other place on earth. It is also chicken.  As in cheap cheap cheap. (Someone told us how Singapore, Japan and Taiwan are the tigers of Asia whereas Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos are the chickens. Anyway I digress.)

Usually, I need a beach to relax somwhere but Hoi An has been great- and with a nice room that is $8 a night withe cable and a full sized bath with hot water we are not complaining. The weather has not been fantastic with Typhoon Durian providing some drama. At the moment it is blowing a gale and raining but it has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

Chris has had a suit made and some other clothes for work, all for about $150AUD. I have had a couple of small things made as well.

The food here is great with some regional specialties that we have been living on. It is really light and tasty.

Today we head to Hue and then north to Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.



1. sonael - December 10, 2006

Hi guys – you are in Asia already! Does that mean you’re on the way back to Oz? I had a very long blogging hiatus but I’m back now. I’ll try to send you an email. Cheers – Sonia

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