EASY DAYS IN HOI AN
November 13-18, 2015
Hoi An! What a beautiful place. A former trading port, the town is a World Heritage Site recognized by UNESCO thanks to its well-preserved historic architecture and street plans dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Ancient Town of Hoi An, cut through by canals, is characterized by a blend of indigenous and foreign cultures with Chinese Temples, French cafes, billiard halls, tailor shops and Vietnamese cuisine establishments lining the roads. I strolled the streets of Ancient Town but felt drawn to exploring the countryside, where indigenous life seems fairly unchanged. Most of my days were spent scootering through small villages or bicycling through rice fields.
While bicycling one evening, I met Mao who was attempting to catch fish from the bridge.