Monday, October 17, 2005

Hoi An Again

Lazy day today. Got to sleep in. Assembled at 1015 for a boat ride around the area.

Went around with Rob from NZ to buy some lacquer wall art things. Bought t-shirts and ceramic whistles, which will be given to Katie, Keri and Bobby, the better to torture their parents with.

Had a shrimp and rice lunch, and a pumpkin soup appetizer at Hoi An Xua restaurant, and met a couple from Auckland, Mick from Australia and Angela from County Cork, Ireland.

This town still has a strong Chinese influence. See Chinese writing in many places, Buddhist altars in the restaurants.

Hoi An Hotel is nice, but the bathroom could use an upgrade some year. The bathtub stopper held in place by a string. But the a/c works great. The buffet breakfast is ok but not as good as the Hotel Grand in Saigon. Nothing will be as good as that.

Got a haircut at the hotel this morning. With tip, $4 US. And a good cut, too. In this hot climate the shorter the better.

Tomorrow, back on the bus for a trip up to Hue. One night there, then to Hanoi.


Blogger Pentex said...

Only you can say you got your hair cut in Vietnam!

3:32 PM  

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