Monday, April 30, 2007

Hoi An

Hoi An

We arrived at the Vinh Hung 2 Hotel in Hoi An in the early evening at about 7 pm after a 45 minute flight from Hanoi. Because it's a long weekend in Vietnam, the flight wasn't very pleasant due to the number of babies and young kids screaming, shouting and running around. The flight attendant said this kind of situation is typical at holiday times, as more Vietnamese can afford to takes their kids travelling with them.

Vinh Hung2 hotel Hoi An

Hoi An is such a peaceful city and so quiet in the evening. The people are so sweet but I do have some trouble understanding their accent.

Hoi An

I had an early night after wandering around the streets a bit. The next morning, the staff at the hotel changed the room for me, because it faced one of the popular one way streets and was quite noisy during the night. Now the room overlooks the pool. My day started with a buffet for breakfast which is included in the $20 room. I spent most of the day walking around the city taking lots of photos. I also started to realize that this is not the right time to come to Hoi An because there are thousands of people in Hoi An for their holiday, the streets are packed, the restaurants are full and it's not the peaceful time I had imagined at home. But Hoi An is beautiful for sure!!!! Maybe it will quieten down after the weekend.

10 comments:

Kay said...

Nice random pictures, the colorful lantern looks cool!

junebee said...

I love all the different color lanterns hanging outdoors. Lovely.

noodle said...

Dear god,

Isn't it a shame that other people want to have holidays as well. I feel your pain on that 45 minute flight. It must have been hell. Surely as "god" you would have more control over these things. Maybe you should have gone business class.

Kind Regards!

Misscurlysue said...

Thanks for the information. I'm gg to Hoi An in July. Can't wait.. i heard anthony boudain lives there now. Any idea? If u have further recommendations on what to do, places to visit and especially where to eat, i'll be most appreciative if you can email me at shearlin@gmail.com
Thanks again.

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Vietnam tours said...

Hoi An is one of the most tourist destination in Vietnam.

Vietnam travel guide said...

I like Hoi An, Hoi An beautiful.