Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Our first day in Hoi An....Day 8

After a week of constantly travelling through Thailand and Vietnam we decided that it was time to have a day of gentle relaxation, so we cancelled our morning tour and took things easy. 

 Our first day in Hoi An started with a morning stroll into the old town and a stop for a refreshing glass of lemongrass tea, we then walked through the local market which was hive of activity.

We continued our walk along the riverfront before having a lovely lunch of snapper fish served on banana leaf. 

 In the afternoon our hotel laid on a tasting event of local cuisine, cooked freshly by local people. We then boarded the hotel's local river boat for a sunset cruise, which also gave us views of a local boat building yard and local life along the river.

In the evening we made our way over to the old town which was alive with colour and atmosphere, the river was awash with paper envelopes containing candles giving respect to the ancestors. The riverfront and the bridges were beautifully lit up and cast amazing ripple effects over the water.

 We enjoyed a lovely meal and a quiet drink with this unique atmosphere surrounding us, Hoi an will certainly live long in our memories, it is quite a magical town especially at night.

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