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Aug. 9 Hoi An, Vietnam – Day 2

Chill in Hoi An town – Enjoying riverside dining – Have clothes custom-made by Hoi An Tailors

sunny 88 °F
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Aug. 9 Helpful Travel Notes:
Tailor/Custom Clothing Maker - Ask for Ny (“Knee”) at Tu Quyen Clothing Shop (see details)
• 80 Le Loi | Hoi An, Vietnam | email: 80leloi@gmail.com | phone: (+84) 0510 3 861 591

Chill in Hoi An town – Enjoying riverside dining – Have clothes custom-made by Hoi An Tailors

My goals for today include:
1. buy & send post cards, which entails locating the Post Office that has thus far eluded me
2. sit riverside/street-front and people watch while enjoying a $0.20 draft beer when it becomes unbearably hot, as it does every day here in Hoi An
3. eat at Thuan Y – a cool restaurant I found yesterday which not only will satisfy #2, but also offer delectable, inexpensive dining for my little travel buddy and me!
4. choose patterns and order custom-made dresses/outfits of silk/satin on Le Loi Street
5. hit the beach early :)
6. take a dip in the pool at the hotel
7. book travel to Luang Prabang, Laos OR Ho Chi Minh City OR Chiang Mai, Thailand - this entails making a decision, not my "strong suit"

Good news: We achieved nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 - I can’t be disappointed with those stats. Hitting the Beach became out of the question when Essie decided to nap during the coolest portion of the day. My decision-making skills have not sharpened yet, so #7 became too overwhelming to handle for today. LOL :)

We came home early, video chatted with Liv & Andrew, and crashed. It was a long, hot, but productive day. By the way, have you ever noticed how fate has a way of intervening? We encountered a delightful couple from Chile who’d just come from Luang Prabang, Laos. After they regaled us with their joys, sights and experiences in Laos, I must see it for myself. #7 is first on the list ma~nana! And…we’re flying there. No more 20-hour train or bus rides with a squirmy, antsy, temperamental almost-2-year-old for this girl! I love you, Serene! You are right on target developmentally, but it simply wears out your Mommy! ; )

Aug. 9 Places/Things to Do:
Thuan Y Restaurant - 94 Bach Dang |Hoi An, Vietnam | (+84) 0510 3 863 179 (riverside)
• $0.20 USD/4000 VND draft beers + extensive Vietnamese/English menu quoted in $USD! :)

Quang Thang Restaurant - 96/98(?) Bach Dang | Hoi An, Vietnam (riverside)
• Tasty, inexpensive pizza, pasta and a friendly, helpful staff.

Tailor/Custom Clothing Maker - Ask for Ny (“Knee”) at Tu Quyen Clothing Shop
• 80 Le Loi | Hoi An, Vietnam | email: 80leloi@gmail.com | phone: (+84) 0510 3 861 591

• haggle, haggle, haggle! I had 1 full-length satin dress, 1 silk Vietnamese-style pantsuit with custom accents + 1 silk shift dress with custom accents made for $87 out-the-door. 24-hour turn-around, A++ quality.

DO NOT go to this Restaurant, unless you enjoy people who abuse Westerners…
Quan An 19 Restaurant | Hoang Van Thu | Hoi An, Vietnam | (84) 0510 910 409

Posted by beachlovingirl 06:16 Archived in Vietnam Tagged food restaurant shopping hoi_an tailor clothing

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