Post 21 Vietnam – Hoi An

Next morning, Chris is very excited. The next leg of our journey is by train! The coastal line between Hue and Danang is considered to be very beautiful. Bizarrely, our seats are in a luxurious, but used, sleeper compartment for the 2.5 hour journey, which was fascinating and beautiful, as it hugged the coast. Note the station buffet!

As we arrived in Da nang, a large port and resort, the first US warship to visit since the war, the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson, was in the harbour. On alighting, we took a taxi to Hoi An, a riverside Unesco heritage town that escaped damage in the war. It is utterly charming, although geared up for tourists. We spent 3 days here, visiting old houses, temples, little museums, the night market and the beach.

It is famous for it’s lanterns, which are everywhere, and tailoring, so Chris had 2 shirts made to measure, as he struggles to get them long enough at home!

Our hotel, the Lantana riverside, was the friendliest of the whole trip, and that is saying something.

A slight hiccup when I got the first tummy bug of the trip, but I was looked after well. We ❤ Hoi An.

2 thoughts on “Post 21 Vietnam – Hoi An

  1. Bridget & Roger

    Hello Ann & Chris. We have so enjoyed your blogs and feel we are doing the trip with you.
    We were sad to learn that the first of the down hill ski sections ended the way it did for Menna & Jen. We then watched it on Ch4. Thankfully seems Menna is ok as congratulations are in order for the Super G Bronze which they won 🙂 Brilliant. Can’t wait for your para-Olympic blogs, so exciting actually being there with them.
    Keeping all crossed – love & hugs Bridget & Roger xxxx


  2. dosdeuxswei

    Hi Anne and Chris,

    We have now caught up with your travel blogs re posts 19, 20 & 21, together with trawling through several hours of Winter Paralympic recordings. With all that you have experienced in your recent travels, must surely be surpassed by witnessing the success and achievement of Jen and Menna. Congratulations to them and their support team. What strength of character displayed by Menna to come-back after that early fall, with doubtless much support from Jen and the team. These things happen to all performers and contestants at some time ! With 2 medals to date, could there yet be some icing on the cake ? We do hope so. And yes, we did see your entry into the world of Television, what a proud mum you must be !

    I have chosen to respond to this email directly as Peter and I have sent about six emails to you via “ Yahoo “ but with no response. We fully understand this may well be due to time constraints but concerned that you may not have received them. Please let us know.

    Best Wishes for whatever is your next schedule of events and for more success for the two girls. Love David & Yvonne xx



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