Up really early in the morning to travel to Hoi An. It wasn’t too to Hoi An from Hue with us arriving around 12:30, we had a little walk to find our hotel. We stayed a hotel just out of the old historic area, Khách Sạn Nhị Trưng.
Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage site which is known for its old town. With original buildings it’s a fantastic place to wind down a little from the hectic bigger cities in Vietnam.
After checking in and exploring a little we headed for some food. Hoi An is know for a couple of local dishes. First up Cao lau. With fat yellow noodles, pork, veg and crispy croutons which I think were crackling. John ordered Cao lau while I had Pho.
Hoi An also know for its tailors, shop after shop offer custom-made dresses, suits, coats. The shops have the latest catalogues from next, Top Shop, Marks and Spencer, you go in pick what you want and a couple of days later you’ll have the piece of clothing at a cut down price.
After buying a dress in Hue I decided to again spend a little with the view to sending some of the items home in the post. After a bit of haggling I managed to buy a dress and a jacket for around £30.
After a little walk around in the afternoon and a nap it was time to head back out for some more food. Around by the river at night the lights were amazing, it was really chilled and a great place to eat in the evening.
We picked a little tent that was setup on the other side of the Japanese bridge. It was time to try another local dish – white rose Hoi An.
A type of dumpling noodle with prawns and pork mince with crispy bits on top. It was nice!
After eating far too much we wandered around the streets a little more before heading back for some well-earned sleep.