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Vietnam, Hoi An

Hoi An

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We got to Da nang at 5:00am and then got a bus to Hoi An. We freshened up and went for a walk around the city - we saw the japanese covered bridge and the silk worm factory and went around the markets there.

The next day we went to see the My Son ruins. The tour guide really made the trip - he was so funny, he was a short guy with a suit on with wellington boots, carrying a florescent pink torch and wore a baseball cap backwards. He kept laughing at his own jokes and kept saying 'kiss me' instead of 'excuse me' - he was hilarious and made the trip worthwhile.
My Son was a hindu temple built by the Chumpa people however it got ruined during the American bombings so there's no that much left of it, but we can imagine that it wouldv'e been as nice as Ankgor Wat.

We went on a bicycle tour the next day around the village - was fascinating to see how the villagers live and grow rice for a living - we saw them picking the rice in the rice fields and we also went over a bamboo bridge which was very thin so had to be careful otherwise would fall into some muddy water. Our tour leader showed us around one of the villagers houses and he explained that women in Vietnam chew betel nut to make their teeth black which make them look more attractive (don't worry this was back in the day where I don't think they had mirrors lol).

Posted by rohitnisha 07:08 Archived in Vietnam Tagged bus

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