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Day 60: Hoi An

sunny 23 °C

Each town we've visited in Vietnam keeps getting better and better with less congested streets, good food and even better shopping. We were told Hoi An is the place to get tailored items made and we so did just that. It was like being in the movie, "Pretty Woman" we flipped through tons of magazines pointing to our favorite clothes and then the fabrics were layed out for us to choose. After measuring us from head to toe we were told to come back 5 hours later, where our items were already completed. Two blazers and a dress, lined and all for next to nothing in cost. All done without patterns, only the picture we pointed to. We were completely impressed and the items fit us perfectly so we bought more....a lot more and now our bags are stuffed to the max with our personalized items.

On the evening we planned to leave town, having booked our places on the night bus (or so we thought!) we were told to get off the bus because we actually weren't booked after all and the bus was full. Our bags were packed, food was made for our trip and the hotel was all booked up and we had no ride to the next town...12 hrs away. And to top it off we were being accused that this situation was our fault...what a blunder. My Father's temper came out a little bit in that moment and we found ourselves on the next night bus shortly after. :)

We are currently in Nah Trang and the beach is amazing with huge crashing waves....we're staying on the shore this time though. Tomorrow we're off to Vinpearl which is Vietnam's version of our Disneyland. Its gonna cost us about a 1,000,000 Dong, but in all reality its only $50 :) So totally worth it.


Posted by thai 2011 05:38 Archived in Vietnam

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Good morning. Well I have finally got caught up on reading about your trip. Your stories are educational and humourous. I have felt the terror of the bus rides and heard the mice in the walls. I have seen the smiles on your faces. I have felt tired after your very long walk up the stairs. I have enjoyed every picture and every tale of your amazing trip. Bye for now. Love Auntie Anne

by Anne

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