Hoi An, Vietnam
March 24th 2011
Small town about 4 hours north of Nha Trang. It maintains a very old traditional feel to it thanks to its location beside a river and the old Chinese-esque homes and shops that line the streets. The more I see Vietnam, the more I think of China. Prior to sometime in the 1940s, Chinese writing and architecture was used.
(Random street in Hoi An.)
(People traveling up and down the river with their motorcycles and bicycles.)
(Traditional Vietnamese dance performance.)
There are *plenty* of tailors around here, ready to make anything you want at good prices.
(My new business in Hoi An. I’m the next Vera Wang.)
Also, Hoi An has a specialty noodles called ‘cao lau’ which can only be authentic here because the water used to make the noodles has to come from a particular well here in Hoi An. There’s also “white rose” (ban bao vac ) which is wanton skins topped with shrimp. Stuff I hadn’t eaten before so it was good experience trying them out.
(Ban bao vac.)
After walking around the historic Old Town, there wasn’t much else to do so I left after one night.