Hoi An, Vietnam is one of those places that every tourist goes to while in the country. Yes, us too. There are two great reasons to go here. One is My Son, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the second is all the tailors in town who make clothes to order.
We enjoyed both of these activities, but one of the things I liked best about traveling to Hoi An was this dilapidated Japanese bridge, and the other was the people. The Vietnames people must be some friendliest in the entire world, and the people from Hoi An the [...]
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Boats tied up in Hoi An.
The river is a major source of income for the residents of Hoi An. Well before they became the tourist hand-made clothes capital of the world, the river had been providing them with a means to make money. Look at these weathered boats. You can tell they would all have a great story to tell. Walking up and down the side of the river, watching life as it had been for decades or even centuries was one of my favorite parts of visiting Hoi An.
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Two women relax after being on the Hoi An river all day working. The sun is setting, and they just have to go home and work some more. As we made our way through Viet Nam, we never saw idle people. They were always working, always.
This lady was more than ready to pose for me. Isn't she gorgeous?
All we hear about growing up in the United States is the Vietnam War, where our fathers fought. My father did, and I sat in front of the black and white screen of our t.v. watching Walter Cronkite every night waiting for him to mention my dad. He never did, thankfully.
At any rate, when I started hearing what a wonderful place to visit Vietnam was, I had to go. Call it morbid fascination, but I couldn’t wait. Of course entering any communist country is a little unnerving; at least before you get there. It’s the preconceptions and the unknown [...]
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