Monthly Archives: July 2014

Riverside burgers

For our last dinner in Hoi An I found this ‘sports bar’ called 3 Dragons, which starts out as a multi screen beer n’ sports venue, but keep walking (even through the kitchen) and you get to the river side … Continue reading

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At least we are sitting outside …

Vacation with a 9 year old seems to be a never ending battle against screen devices. Besides lining up all kinds of activities, when there is some down time, all he wants is his iPod touch. I recall that in … Continue reading

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Out in The Field and more pool

Today’s main discovery was a nearby restaurant, aptly called ‘The Field‘ as it is really out there in the rice paddies. The rest of the day was a LOT of pool time.

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Pool greetings

After the very intense cooking day yesterday, we keep it easy today, with a lot of pool after breakfast.

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Meanwhile … middle of nowhere …

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Cooking Class with Van @ Green Bamboo

For today’s entertainment I had booked a cooking class for J and me with ‘Green Bamboo’. After a lot of research I selected this outfit (there are plenty of other ‘cooking classes’ in Hoi An) because this appeared to be … Continue reading

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Questionable afternoon beach weather

This morning we were busy relocating from our city hotel back to the ‘closer to the beach’ area and after some pool time and lunch, we returned to Cửa Đại beach, though the clouds were anything but inviting. Julius stood … Continue reading

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Meanwhile … in Laos …

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Lazy afternoon / evening around Ancient Town Hoi An

We had a very relaxed day today, late breakfast followed by some pool in the morning, too lazy for lunch, when we wanted to get out finally it was raining cats and dogs. But once it cleared up we started … Continue reading

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Fun with the reception girls

The ladies at the reception here are a hoot. Not only have they memorized our names within the first few minutes after our arrival (and use our names every time we see them), they are also hard working, informative, always … Continue reading

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Snorkeling at Cham Island

One popular outing offered here is taking a speed boat to Cham Island, 18km from the coast, and explore the village, go snorkeling, enjoy seafood lunch by the beach and have some extra beach time before heading back. Sounds fantastic, … Continue reading

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Exploring Hoi An surroundings by motorbike

Today I rented a scooter (they gave us a nice Honda Lead for 8$) and explored the surrounding villages. Bits and pieces like the Tra Que herb village we had already seen on our last visit, but this time we … Continue reading

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Mermaid for dinner

Ok, intentionally misleading title. Mermaid (Nhu Y) is the name of the restaurant we went for dinner today. Allegedly the first restaurant catering to foreigners (starting from 1992, when rarely more than 10 westerners at a time visited Hoi An). … Continue reading

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Mixed bag weather today

Seems we selected the perfect day today for ‘doing nothing’. We have reached the middle of our trip and especially after yesterday’s hike & culture we needed a rest and just enjoyed the hotel pool in the morning (was getting … Continue reading

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Just sit down and wait for food to appear – Ba Le Well

This restaurant was recommended to me already before our previous trip to Hoi An and the many many positive reviews on Tripadvisor prepare you well as to what to expect (though I think it would be great to really just … Continue reading

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