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Tỉnh Quảng Nam

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  • Day11

    Hoi An

    October 17 in Vietnam

    Der Bus von Hue nach Hoi An fuhr die 122km in etwa 3 1/2 h, über Da Nang und die Küstenstrasse.Es war ein Semi-Sleeper Bus, wir hatten eigentlich mit nicht ganz klappbaren Sitzen gerechnet aber es war schon eine witzige Konstruktion in der man halbliegend fahren musste. Für mich war der Beinbereich zu kurz.
    Anschliessend gings mit dem Taxi ins Silk Village, unser Hotel für eine Nacht. Sehr schön und luxuriös mit einem Upgrade wegen einer großen Hochzeitsveranstaltung von 17 - 21 Uhr. (!) Als wir um 21:15h aus der Stadt zurück kamen war tatsächlich niemand mehr da und alle Gäste gegangen. Das abendliche Hoi An war ein ziemlicher Rummel, Bootfahren und Laternen schwimmen lassen im Fluss, sehr viele Geschäfte und Restaurants und natürlich jede Menge fliegende Händler.
    Wir werden nochmal tagsüber hin gehen, aber morgen ziehen wir erstmal in ein Strandhotel zum Ausspannen.
    Ein Video zeigt übrigens Seidenraupen vor der Verpuppung, hier im "Silk-Village" werden sie gezüchtet und alle Arbeitsgänge bis zur Seide durchgeführt.
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  • Day12

    Tropical Beach

    October 18 in Vietnam

    Nachdem wir doch die letzten Tage sehr oft umgezogen sind gönnen wir uns zwei Nächte (und Tage) am Strand von Hoi An. Das Resort heißt Tropical Beach und ist momentan sehr ruhig. In Vietnam haben die Kinder drei Monate Schulferien im Juni, Juli und August. Dann ist hier alles voll. September und Oktober ist Low Season, ab November bis Januar kommen dann die Europäer wurde uns erzählt. Die Anlage ist riesig und sehr schön, auch der Strand ist direkt am Resort.
    Das Wasser hatte heute fast Körpertemperatur. Auf dem Meer waren Fischer mit ihren kreisrunden Booten unterwegs (erstaunlich das man damit vorwärts kommt), nach Dunkelheit wird mit Licht gefischt.
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  • Day13

    Hoi An bei Tag

    Yesterday in Vietnam

    Wir sind heute nochmal für ein paar Stunden nach Hoi An gefahren (per Taxi für ca. 4€) um alles nochmal bei Tag anzusehen bevor wir uns morgen nach Ho Chi Min Stadt aufmachen.
    Der Reiz lässt am Tag etwas nach, Geschäfte, Geschäfte, Geschäfte.
    Schön dagegen der Markt und alte chinesische Häuser die man besichtigen konnte. Auf dem Markt sah man das Leben ohne touristischen Einfluss, manchmal sehr beklemmend, vor allem alte Menschen mit niedrigem Einkommen die versuchen noch etwas dazu zu verdienen.Read more

  • Day12

    Silk Village Hoi An

    October 18 in Vietnam

    Heute morgen vor dem Hotelwechsel hatten wir Gelegenheit die Seidenraupen-Zucht und - Verarbeitung zu besichtigen. Deshalb heißt das Hotel auch Silk Village. Es wird beispielhaft auf die Methoden über die Jahrhunderte und die Techniken eingegangen, allerdings ist das wohl ein Museumsbetrieb, das ganze Angebot hier kann unmöglich auf den Handwebstühlen gefertigt worden sein.
    Es gab zum Abschluss noch eine Vorführung wie man durch anbrennen die reine Seide von den Mischgeweben unterscheiden kann (riecht nach verbranntem Haar und beim Zerreiben der Asche gibt es keine Rußschmiere)Read more

  • Day16

    Ancient Town

    April 17, 2017 in Vietnam

    For our second day in Hoi An it was a slightly slower start to the day having been out the previous night. We just made it in time for the buffet breakfast and decided we would have an easy morning by the pool.

    Due to the fact we needed to have our second fittings, we headed to the Ancient Town again on our bikes for the afternoon.

    When we arrived we grabbed some lunch and had a typical Vietnamese dish called cao lau which was a mixture of noodles, greens, pork and pork crackling, it was delicious! Soon after we finished we headed over to get our clothes fitted and it was amazing to see how they had transformed the materials into the clothing we wanted. With a few more adjustments to make it makes me extremely excited for the finished product.

    Due to it being late afternoon, we wondered around the main town and found some yummy treats. My favourite was a warm donut rolled in sugar, it was absolutely divine. With Hoi An being full of coffee shops, we decided it would be rude not to go have one. We tried a speciality, iced coffee with coconut which was delightful, the sweet of the coconut balancing out the strong taste of the coffee. However, due to it getting dark we thought it would be best to head back, picking up a banh mi on the way.

    Back at the hostel we had a well deserved shower and thought it would be a good idea to have a chill night with a busy day planned tomorrow. After two intense days I was very much in need of some chill time.
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  • Day172

    Vietnamese cooking class

    February 25, 2017 in Vietnam

    We travelled to Hoi An yesterday by train and taxi; the journey went smoothly and we enjoyed travelling by train again. Today we did a cooking class in Hoi An. It started with a visit to the local food market to buy ingredients. We then went to the class with our teacher Vi Am. We did lots of chopping, crushing, rolling and cooking and managed to concoct four reasonably authentic looking Vietnamese dishes - fried spring rolls, beef pho noodle soup, Vietnamese pancake and chicken with lemongrass. Solana enjoyed joining in too. We then all enjoyed the fruits of our labours for lunch - and it was delicious (if we do say so ourselves!). A fun and tasty day was had by all.Read more

  • Day172

    Hoi An - by night

    February 25, 2017 in Vietnam

    The first night we went to a restaurant that our hotel recommended; it has no menu, just serves everyone the same dish - BBQ pork kebabs, with prawn spring rolls, Vietnamese pancake, salad, herbs and kimchi and you roll the things up in rice paper, dip in a tasty sauce and eat - delicious! We find that we're eating meat with more meals here than we do at home - but the amount of meat served with meals here is much less than at home - which, if you're going to eat meat, is probably the way it should be... As it is the new moon tomorrow, people don't eat meat for 2 days. There were also celebrations for the start of the first month after the lunar new year, with people burning incense and papers and placing fruit and flower offerings in front of their shops - interesting to see.

    Last night we spent the evening down by the waterfront and discovered that the town is even more colourful by night than by day, when all the lanterns are lit. We treated ourselves to a mojito cocktail and Solana also had a "cocktail" (aka watermelon juice!). The owners of the restaurant had a little girl a similar age to Solana and the 2 girls enjoyed playing together. Solana was enjoying having a little friend so much that we thought it only polite to stay at the bar longer than intended and avail ourselves of the extremely cheap draught beer (only 18p per glass)! Afterwards, we bought a paper lantern from a little old lady and floated it off down the river - Solana enjoyed watching it float off down the river. We then went to see the night market - lots of lantern and jewellery stalls, before heading back for a sound nights sleep.
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  • Day15

    Hoi An

    April 16, 2017 in Vietnam

    12 hours on a bus and we arrived in the town of Hoi An. Eventually we arrived at our hostel, all very sweaty but well rested. Having had confusion in finding the hostel in the first place, the place did not disappoint having heard to many recommendations to stay in this specific hostel.

    Not wasting any time, we decided to hire bicycles and went to a local bakery to grab some breakfast. We then went back to the hostel in hope that we could be shown our dorms and check in. The views of the hostel are amazing. From the pool and window you could look out over Hoi An and lots of rice paddies. After a well needed shower, we headed back out and over to the Ancient Town. Our first stop were the tailors, all of us choosing our items we wanted made. My bank balance certainly felt the hit after this visit, but hoping the clothes made are worth the money, especially as no one back home will have the clothes I have chosen to be made. It was a very exhilarating experience though, especially with my love for shopping and clothes I loved being able to pick anything to be made.

    We then spent the rest of the day wondering around the Ancient town and finding our bearings. The amount of clothes, jewellery and food you could buy was pretty much unlimited and I had to refrain from buying countless things on numerous occasions. It was certainly a shop until you drop experience.

    On the way back to the hostel we stopped off by the beach to watch the sunset. It was so picturesque and the sky was a variety of gorgeous colours. The scenery on the way to the beach was also amazing, the sunset being over all the rice paddies. The experience was almost surreal.

    Back at the hostel we decided to treat ourselves to a few drinks and ended up joining the pub crawl the hostel was hosting. The night was thoroughly enjoyable and we carried on until the early hours of the morning. We finished the night with a banh mi, a typical Vietnamese food which was delicious and probably tasted 10x better being under the influence of alcohol.

    I can definitely say that our stop in Hoi An had got off to a promising start.
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  • Day173

    An Bang beach

    February 26, 2017 in Vietnam

    Today we went to the beach about 5km from Hoi An - An Bang beach (great name!). We had originally planned to spend a night or two staying at the beach but the weather is not great at the moment - cool, cloudy and showers, so we changed our plans. When we got to the beach today, it reinforced our decision - it was pretty windy and actually a bit chilly! The sea was also quite rough. Our swimming costumes did not come out of the bag but we did have a walk along the beach and a brief paddle in the sea. We also saw some of the caracol round fishing boats (think this is the ones you were talking about Wendy). The beach stretched as far as the eye could see in both directions - it is at least 30km long. We took the opportunity to pay a visit to one of the seafood restaurants for lunch whilst we were there. We had a delicious seafood meal including clams, tamarind prawns, crab and calamari. I also tried a Vietnamese white wine from Dalat - it was a bit ropey but at least I got to try it and the glass cost less than £2.

    We're spending this afternoon in our hotel room, sorting our stuff, catching up on the blog and photo sorting and planning the next part of our trip. We had intended to travel from here to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) but we have decided to give another big city a miss and instead we've just booked a flight South, down to Can Tho in the Mekong Delta. We're hoping that this will give us an opportunity to see some of more rural Vietnam, and also to travel into Cambodia by river rather than by road. Hoping we've made the right decision....
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  • Day18

    Farewell Hoi An

    April 19, 2017 in Vietnam

    For our last full day in Hoi An we decided to take it easy, spending the morning by the pool and enjoying the hostel we were in and catching some rays.

    However, we needed to go get our last fittings for our clothes. 3rd time round and we were all extremely happy with our purchases. Having bought so much during my time I was already having to send $40 worth of clothes back home, ooops.

    We then decided to head to the beach in time for sunset which was gorgeous. We strolled along the beach but had to finish up shortly in order to be back for the pub quiz at the hostel. Heading back we picked up a Banh Mi for dinner, which was one of our best yet! I also found myself a furry friend, a little kitten who decided to fall asleep on me... so adorable.

    Full and satisfied we joined the pub quiz, however we failed miserably, knowing very few answers to any of the questions. However, being our last night we didn't let this dampen our spirits and headed out on the pub crawl that we had joined on our first night.

    With a fun last night and having fallen in love with Hoi An it was time to say our goodbyes.
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