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It was only short flight from Hanoi to Da Nang airport where the coach was waiting for us to take us to our hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An is on the coast in central Vietnam just a short drive south of Da Nang.

After spending a few days in Hanoi, Hoi An was a breath of fresh air. The sky was blue and the fields bright green. Of course, this is to be expected as we went from a major very busy capital city to a small Asian town.

Hoi An which is a UNESCO World Heritage listed site retains much of its original charm and character with a French flair. It did not take us long to settle in to the atmosphere of this lovely town.

The locals are so polite, gentle and very helpful. Our hotel is in town and very close to most things including the Old Town, the city’s historic district.


Apart from visiting Da Nang, Marble mountain, the large Lady Buddha, the Old Town, the night markets we also were able to fit in a few massages and manicures.

I could easily return to Hoi An to stay for a week or 2. Each day would include the delicious fresh local food, a daily massage, perhaps a small tour, a cocktail or 2 overlooking the river each evening  and dinner each night at a different restaurant in the Old Town.  Good living and good health.