Backpacking Vietnam Travelogue 2013 – Day 3 (Hoi An)

13 Sep

Hello there!

Finally up to day 3, well I’m sorta half way there! So for day 3, we had kinda had a free & easy full day at Hoi An.

Well, if you haven’t known, Hoi An has been placed in the list as one of the world cultural heritage. It is an ancient town that has preserved its architecture quite well. Not only so, Hoi An is also known for its tailored made shirts, shoes and even bags.

Here’s a picture of us right before leaving the home-stay

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And another one with our bicycles!

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The night before when we were cycling back to our hostel, we pass by a tailor-made shop (well, there’s a dozen of them) and decided that we will check them right first thing in the morning!

I think most of the time, the shops are affiliated. Right beside this tailor-made clothing shop, is a tailor-made shoe shop. And without even much thinking, you would have guessed that we got ourselves both.

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Minimally, they need at least a day to produce your items. But cause we were leaving right early morning the next day, they kept telling us that they can deliver to our home-stay at night. So without much hesitation, we started choosing the cloth and the way we want to made our clothing into.

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Don’t worry if you have no ideas the style of clothing you want to make, they also provide fashion magazines & catalogs for your reference.

I tailored made 2 tops and 2 pairs of leather shoes and spent VDN$840,000 (SGD$50) and VDN 892,000 (SGD$53) respectively, which is really worth it.

After we’re done with purchasing, we proceed with lunch 🙂

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Had the local chicken rice
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And this really nice noodle named the Cao Lau which is made of  thicker noodles that has a chewy texture, together with pork and raw veggie. The homemade chili sauce is really yummy. Even though its been a year, but I can still remember this dish till date 🙂
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We bought our tickets from the information counter- Just right beside the Japanese bridge

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The ticket costs about VDN120,000 (SGD7.20) for 5 site-visiting places
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First we visited the Japanese Bridge
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And then visited, 2-3 ancient houses that has the Japanese and Chinese elements

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We also visited a museum
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Initially we wanted to head for Thu Bon River rowing but we can’t seem to find the place hence we settled for a normal boat ride.

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The weather is extremely HOT and Sunny as you can see the sky is really blue.

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The good thing about being in a cycling city is you get to explore the entire part, cycle and enjoy the beautiful view.

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We actually booked to do Yoga a class at An Bang Beach for 2 hours for VDN500,000 (S$30) but then couldn’t cause it rained 😦

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Nearing to the end of the day, we headed for dinner by the river again.

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Not too sure if it’s cause of the food, my travel partner was down with stomach upset the next day.

Last by not least, we cycled pass this spa place & decided to head in there for a rest and relax session.
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And that’s it for part 1! Till next time.

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2 Responses to “Backpacking Vietnam Travelogue 2013 – Day 3 (Hoi An)”

  1. asthaguptaa September 15, 2014 at 20:13 #

    Hey! we’re also in Vietnam next week for 10 days! Till when are you both there? would be lovely to meet 🙂

    • travellingwithraine September 16, 2014 at 08:50 #

      hey there, that was actually last year’s travelling. We are not in vietnam at the moment (; have fun travelling!

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