Tag Archives: Hoi An

Our Best of the Best #2: favorite places to stay and cities for good food

Deciding what has been our best in almost every category involved a lot of discussion with a few notable exceptions: one was “favorite places to stay” and another “cities for good food”. We knew exactly what those would be, no … Continue reading

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The question everyone asks

We usually don’t have to wait long before someone asks, “What has been your favorite place?”  When we see old friends or meet new people, they are aghast to discover that we’ve been traveling nonstop for three years with no … Continue reading

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Choosing where to go (when you have so many choices)

A friend wrote and asked our opinion for a trip she was planning, “Barcelona, Spain or Porto, Portugal?” With a dizzying array of places to go, it’s a dilemma for anyone who travels. How to decide between so many wonderful … Continue reading

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14 days with a purpose: eat great Vietnamese food

TripAdvisor listed 349 restaurants in Hoi An.  We calculated we could easily dine at a dozen restaurants over our 14-day stay.  Highly rated restaurants made our list and cost would have been a consideration, too, but in Vietnam most prices … Continue reading

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Old pants in tatters, the search was on

Beth wears her favorite clothing long after most people would have retired the garments.  One pair of treasured black silk pants were worn till the hems were frayed and tiny holes appeared near the seams.  A seemingly endless search over … Continue reading

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What we saw walking 137,890 steps

14 days.  137,890 steps walked.  30 miles biked.  We strolled down pedestrian shopping streets, tentatively walked down alleys, biked over bridges.  We came upon different views of Hoi An, and we often pulled out our cameras to catch a scene … Continue reading

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Baby Mustard

Ratings don’t usually lie.  For ten days, we ate our way through some of the restaurants rated best in Hoi An, and the restaurant rated #3, Baby Mustard, had so far eluded us.  The restaurant lay beyond walking distance from … Continue reading

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