Beautiful Hoi An, Lantern City

We started our day with a crazy ride with our tour guide from Hue, seriously I thought we were going to die multiple times. I now understand some of the bad drivers at home, if this is where they learned to drive cause they drive with no rules, centre line doesn’t mean anything, no lights or stop signs, everyone just goes and honks their intentions. We drove through De Nang and saw the old U.S. military base, left vacant and deserted, saw the beautiful beaches in De Nang and then arrived in Hoi An. After a little walking tour we got to enjoy our beautiful hotel and pool. This would be a wonderful place to vacation if it wasn’t so far from home. The market had so many cool and cheap things. We strolled through it at night, so warm and extremely busy. There was a lantern festival happening and it made it even prettier. Our next day was a bike ride through the market and then out to one of the villages to a farm where we strolled through the gardens and then had a foot massage, weird combination I know, and then had a little cooking lesson and ate lunch. We rode back to town and while the boys enjoyed the pool EB and I had a relaxing neck and shoulder massage and had our nails done, pretty hard life alright. Later back to the market to buy some more beautiful Vietnamese silk, we could have had anything tailored overnight and delivered to our hotel, but just bought some fabric. Amazing place, we just loved it. Our flight wasn’t until later the next afternoon so of course we had to visit the market for any last minute purchases. We really enjoyed our time in Vietnam and were sad to say good bye.
Next stop Cambodia. As soon as we stepped off the plane and marched our little selves across the tarmac we could feel the heat and the humidity and smell the smoke. We had to get a visa to enter the country which was a bit of a gong show but then met by our guide and driver to take us to the hotel.

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