The streets, shops and trees of Hoi An have lanterns hanging everywhere. It’s really beuatiful in the evening when they’re lit up.
Oh, and I’m still not getting tired of Vietnamese women in conical hats.
I’m in the Vietnamese city of Hoi An. It’s a beautiful place with quaint little streets brimming with tailor shops. You can have custom made suits, dresses, shoes and, even hats.
I couldn’t resist getting a couple of dresses, although I’m not sure that my backpack is going to close.
I leave Mui Ne, the beach town where I’ve been staying, today. It’s a popular kite-surfing spot. I love watching the kiters on the water.
I’ve had a very relaxing Christmas Day here. I started off with a swim in the ocean before breakfast. I spent most of the day sitting in the sun reading and my Christmas lunch consisted of Vietnamese fresh rolls.
I celebrated Christmas with a group of people mainly from Switzerland and Germany and it’s typical to have the main event on the 24th. We spent the morning chilling out by the pool, late afternoon we had sparkling wine and German Christmas cake in the jacuzzi and then we went out for dinner, drinks and dancing.
My first Christmas not in Rycliffe House was about as different to usual as it gets.
Walking back from the beach today, we couldn’t resist stopping for a beer and watching the sunset.
Close to Mui Ne are two areas with huge sand dunes. This picture was at the yellow dunes and further afield are the white dunes. This wasn’t what I expected to see in Vietnam.