Old Town Hoi An is the best. It's a small area of streets and markets and museums and restaurants that are filled with the friendliest people.
The buildings are brightly painted and there's so much to see.
once we stepped off the main tourist path- we could wander in real neighborhoods and meet great people! there was a family with a little boy mack's age on the house to the left and they were so friendly!! even though we were basically peering into their open door :)
Just seeing these picture reminds me how yucky I felt walking around. Several times I had to just sit and wait out the stomach cramps.
The temples here were full of more bright colors and dragons and lanterns.
It it weird that I love alleyways and skinny streets. they always make for great pictures :)
the week we were there was the first week of christmas and lots of the shops were selling christmas decor! I got a straw hat wearing rice field worker santa for our tree :)
Our very last night in Hoi An we returned to Old Town for 'lantern town'. We got to ride a long boat out on the river and place family lanterns on the water!! it was so much fun.
Our family got our own little boat and our driver paddled us around for the evening! it really was the BEST end of the BEST vacation.
I love nighttime on vacations in cities around the world. It's a lot like early mornings in that you can really experience something so unique!!
Facades lit up at night in exciting locales always seems so magical to me!! it was a perfect evening.
Our vacation to Vietnam and Cambodia really was the best ever!!! I would recommend EVERYone visit!! it was exciting and relaxing and adventurous and stunning all at the same time.