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Vietnam-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - March 2006  |  by Matthew Audley

Hoi An

Nov. 21st (Day 69) we left Hué for Hoi An at 8:30 or so. It was some 6 hours to Hoi An with a bit of a stop in Da Nang.

The beach at Da Nang wasn't too hospitable in this weather.

The beach at Da Nang wasn't too hospitable in this weather.

We had to look around a bit to find a GH even for $7 (yes, i consider this expensive now), then it was down to the business of getting a suit made. Something about this town just forces one to have clothes made. It's scary how many tailors there are.

We found one place that was recommended by one of our guidebooks in the cloth market. They had no clothes on display but at least we had a reliable recommendation. Really, it was all too easy: pick a style from a magazine, pick a fabric, get measured, come back tomorrow. Catherine ended up having a jacket (green corduroy!) and a shirt made, too. The weather continued to be grey and rainy, but sure enough my suit was ready for fitting the next day.

check out the beautifully moody shot catherine got of my suit fitting.  thanks for smoking, smoking guy.

check out the beautifully moody shot catherine got of my suit fitting. thanks for smoking, smoking guy.

Nov. 23 (day 71!) we didn't manage to do much, though we did see the old city free of charge. It was completely abandoned, even the ticket booths, for some reason. Our night bus left at 6 p.m. and it rained most of the afternoon.

Some shots around town:

Exuberant child, Hoi An.

Exuberant child, Hoi An.

as promised, more propoganda.

as promised, more propoganda.

© Matthew Audley, 2005
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The trip
 
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Leaving for bangkok on Sept. 12. Where we go from there is anyone's guess. Hoping to see Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos. Be back in six months or so if everything goes well. There really isn't much of a route planned - we'll see what happens.
Details:
Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 6 months
End of journey: Mar 19, 2006
Travelled countries: Thailand
Canada
Laos
Vietnam
Cambodia
Southeastern Asia
Malaysia
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Matthew Audley is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 13 years.
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