Okay, I admit it. I actually paid to take this woman’s photo. I’m sure I’m not the first nor last one to do it either. She had the quintessential look and she knew it. She actually solicited it and I couldn’t resist. It was cheap, much more so than the air ticket to her homeland. I normally refrain from this as it breeds a new form of begging that should not be encouraged.
Squatting is a way of life in my Third World countries and Vietnam is no exception. Though this habit probably began out of necessity of not having anything to sit on, it is probably a healthy alternative to our more sedentary lifestyle. Women especially are seen in what seems an uncomfortable position for hours on end. I found the ones out on the boats especially graceful.
With your Old Town admission ticket not only get to walk the timeless streets of Hoi An’s Old Town but you get to visit a number of other attractions. These range from old timber homes to various ethnic meeting places of Hoi An’s colorful past. Another feature is a display of local handcrafts as well as a concert of traditional local music. This is located on Nguyen Thai Hoc, right in the heart of the Old Town. The music is quite interesting and worth taking the time to enjoy. It’s free with your entrance anyway.
Local women have a novel way to carry their wares and it is amazing to see these small women carry what must be equal or greater than their weight on their narrow but strong shoulders. By counterbalancing two baskets on either end of a bamboo pole, they manage to carry what otherwise might be unmanageable.
On the 14th day of every lunar month from 5:30 to 10 pm the city turns off all the electric lights in the historic centre and it is lit only by lanterns. There is theatre, games, and of course food during this monthly event.
Hoi An is the place to let locval tailors make what you want.
They take the size, you choose the pattern and you can come come back the next day.
A silk shirt costs 5 US$ (without pattern), or 7 with.
Cotton shirts costs 5 US$
The toilets on this beach are just bamboo walls without any protection from mosquitoes or exterior and interior noises.
Well, I neede them badly because I must have eaten something that wanted constantly to find its way out
Sounds very French, but this beer is brewed locally. It's a good pale pilsen beer that's more suitable for the tropics. Goes well with the local spring rolls. Served very chilled!
Located in the area next to Can nam Bridge, is where you will see the local tradesmen working hard, making water cans, and other things as well, all by hand.
The bicycle is very useful in Hoi An and we saw quite a few people usually women carrying these immense loads.
Otra de las especialidades de Hoi An es la talla de maderas en figi\uras de Buda y otras figuras religiosas
Everywhere on the streets you see sign (from the Communist Party) about how to increase your health.
To us it looks old fashioned but maybe it helps there