Hoi An - it’s small but meant to be kind of charming. Tough one to miss, but not that many people have anything specific to say about what there is to do. But what the hell, at worst I get some cheap tailored suits? That’s pretty much it, famous for suits, lanterns, old two-storey buildings and cooking classes. Arrived at the ‘Tribee’ (like...Tribe?) hostel, did some research on suit-makers and found places with vege food. Yes. Sweet.
The tailor I found, Mr Xe (like ‘say’) was a serious looking guy who was chewing and twitching a bit as he did a bit of record keeping as I came in, though I was greeted by a cheery woman named ‘Lang’ (?) who helped with deciding on colours and, linings etc
Otherwise spent the rest of the time checking the place out - canals, great places to eat (heaps of vege stuff), no cars OR scooters in large parts of the ‘old city’, old buildings, old ‘heritage’ buildings, lanterns and one cooking class. New Years was spent at a BBQ on the roof with the usual smattering of nationalities AND an actual Kiwi, first one since meeting those two in Kampot. The bubbly Achala from Wellington (even) who’s moving to Melbourne so, I guess, some half-useful advice given to her about Oz, well maybe
Nice spot unlike any other in Vietnam, but don’t need to go back. Unless I really want another suit measured.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Hoi An, Vietnam