Day 122 – 137 Gorgeous lantern village Hoi An

Lantern shop in the town center

20161102_172616 Hoi An is one of the loveliest, charming places you can imagine. This small town with its 100 000 inhabitants is situated along the coastline in the middle of Vietnam. The name Hoi An means peaceful gathering. Even if there are lots of tourists visiting Hoi An from all over the world it still manages somehow to remain charming and relaxed. The small, narrow walking streets, the river and riverboats, the cyclos (bicycle tuk-tuk), the lanterns and the smiling and lovely people all make you feel relaxed and peaceful. Our two week’s stay consisted of swimming, easy riding (bicycles), late breakfasts by the river, exploring the city center and its surrounding areas, visiting different restaurants eating good food, getting tailored clothing, reading books, good conversations, getting to know some locals,  and visiting My Son Sanctuary, Da Nang and Hué by motorbikes. We absolutely adored this wonderful place on earth – a place we would definitely visit again… On our trip in Hoi An we were lucky enough to run into friendly Catherine, Lucy and Paul (from Ireland) who we met earlier in Halong Bay and Régine and Philippe (from France). Thanks for some lovely time spent together! Hope to see you again soon!

Evening outside our hotel – Ylang Garden…

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In town – the river flowed over its banks in rainy season

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Magnificent view outside our hotel – Ylang Garden

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The gardener cultivated vegetables right next to the poolside

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Hoi An town center

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Old town in Hoi An

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Lanterns in all sorts of colours and shapes… just beautiful

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Lunch, playtime and dining…

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The riverside…

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Hoi An – lakes, rice fields and its surroundings

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Hoi An – seaside

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Meeting friends from Ireland, France and Vietnam

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Tailor clothing

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My Son Sanctuary

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Da Nang city

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It seems like my sister, Vera, got her own boutique in Da Nang 🙂

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Mountain pass between Da Nang and Hué

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Our trip to Hué and the old town

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And who is this handsome young man? 🙂
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4 thoughts on “Day 122 – 137 Gorgeous lantern village Hoi An

    • Thank for your comment! Yes – Hoi An will stay in our memories for ever. What a great place and friendly people… Hope you had a safe and agreable trip home. Best wishes for christmas! Warm hugs to you both 🙂 Siv Johanne

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