My 5: Thanh Van 1 Hotel – Hoi An, Vietnam.

Thanh Van 1 Hotel Hoi An, Vietnam

1. May 2018. When it comes to accommodation boy oh boy have I seen it all! I’ve stayed in luxurious five star palaces, slept in tents on beaches, spread myself out across the back of buses, laid down under the stars in the desert, clambered up to the top bunks of hostels, shacked up in […]

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My 5: The White Lotus Restaurant – Hoi An, Vietnam.

The White Lotus Restaurant Hoi An Vietnam

1. May 2018. In addition to its handsome riverfront, gorgeously preserved old town and bustling markets, Hoi An is also a bit of a culinary mecca home to some of Vietnam’s most celebrated dishes. If you’re looking to try out some local chow, head on down to The White Lotus Restaurant & Cooking School on […]

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My 5: Hoi An Night Market, Vietnam.

Hoi An Night Market Vietnam

1. May 2018. Hoi An is probably the most beautiful city from my four weeks of travelling around Vietnam. In the day you get wowed by the architectural beauty of the ancient quarter and by night it’s all about those beautiful lantern-lit streets down by the river. A wander down the city’s buzzing night market […]

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My 5: Hoi An Central Market, Vietnam.

Entrance Hoi An Central Market Vietnam

1. May 2018. Another Asian city, another market. But this time I wasn’t just merely sauntering, I had a specific mission! Hoi An is world famous for its skillful tailors and their many workshops knocking out high quality, wallet-friendly, measured-to-order clothing. There are a billion options in Hoi An, enough to put your head in […]

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My 5: Japanese Covered Bridge – Hoi An, Vietnam.

Japanese Covered Bridge Hoi An Vietnam

1. May 2018. Yay, it’s another covered, wooden bridge! And it’s been what, four posts since my last covered, wooden bridge? It’s not even like this time around I was actively seeking it out. This one literally just appeared in front of me during my investigations of Hoi An’s gorgeous ancient quarter. Dating back to 1590 […]

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My 5: Tan Ky House – Hoi An, Vietnam.

Entrance Tan Ky House Hoi An Vietnam

1. May 2018. Located on 101 D Nguyen Thai Hoc, this two hundred year old town house is a popular stop on any self guided tour of Hoi An’s ancient quarter. Home to seven generations of the same merchant family, Tan Ky literally means “progress shop”, a reference to the desire for continued prosperity. It was […]

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My 5: Fujian Assembly Hall – Hoi An, Vietnam.

Fujian Assembly Hall Hoi An Vietnam

1. May 2018. This ancient Chinese assembly hall, dating back to 1690, is just one of Hoi An’s many protected, World Cultural Heritage sites located in the old town. It was originally created as a social centre for the region’s Chinese community originally from Fujian province. 2. May 2018. The complex also became an established […]

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