Friday, February 12, 2010

HOI AN

Hoi An is to central Vietnam what Miami Beach is to South Florida I am guessing. Hoi An is the best example of Vietnam’s yesteryear. It is a charming Old Town set on the Thu Bon River. Known to the early settlers as Faifo, it was an international trading port as far back as the 17th century. Influences from Chinese, Japanese and European cultures are all over and well displayed in the local architecture. It is the place everyone goes to relax, get some sun while frolicking on the beach, and just meander through the market streets and of course eat some of the best food around. We had some of the best food and wine I have had ever here. It is a quaint village type of community. It comes alive at night. Lots of younger backpackers come here to party and have a good time. We did exactly that, partied and had a good time with Jackie and Felipe Katie’s dad’s friends. Maybe Katie will illustrate further and tell you a little more about the good wine and Jaeger shots we did while in Hoi An as I was not in the best of health at the time. I had a slight case of funkitis (congested head, massive sneezing, drowsiness,etc.) all due to something in the air I caught when we landed in Danang. But still I managed to have a good time. We met an interesting bar owner where we were having drinks along the river that asked us when we were born so that she could tell us what animal represented us on the Chinese astrology/sign charts. To our chagrin, we are both goats even though we were born many years apart. The goat stands for lucky. Something I did not know before. Good stuff. Katie bought some very nice clothes here as well. Hoi An is known as a place to do some shopping so that is exactly what she did. Maybe we will all get lucky and she will show us some of her hot outfits she bought.

1 comments:

Margie February 13, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

Hope you are feeling better!

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