PEDAL, SWEAT & VILLAGE LIFE EXPERIENCE HOI AN
Today’s our last day in the beautiful town of Hoi An, still raining, yet very humid however we going to make the best out of it.
So we booked a small cycle tour to cycle around the adjacent islands and discover the stunning countryside and meet some friendly locals who live on the islands on the outskirts of Hoi An with a local guide called Moon.
The cycle took us throughout the little villages well researched paths, tracks and backroads.
We got to see the local skilled crafts people who’s trades are dying off due to younger folk leaving the islands and not wanting to continue to learn these skills passed on from generation to generation.
We even got to try out the traditional round woven basket boats and a super energetic old women showed us how it’s done! A laugh of note.
Cycling in this humid wet climate is refreshing, fun and the most beautiful scenery to be seen and enjoyed by all
3 January 2018
CHARACTER CHARM & HISTORY: Old Town Hoi An
While we are walking through the little streets of Hoi An, one discovers new alley ways, beautiful old buildings, temples, little shops all with so much character and charm. Many of the little buildings have been through so many floods, typhoons and people living in them I am so sure they could write their own books. If you ever decide to visit Vietnam this is definitely a place you do not want to miss visiting.
SOME TRIVIAL INFO!! DID YOU KNOW This about Vietnamese Beds?
Vietnamese beds are plain wooden bases with head and footends.
No mattresses used due to heat and climate.
Traditional sleeping mats which are woven from reeds by hand are used as mattresses. Many Vietnamese beds consist of such mats laid across raised wood or bamboo planks.
The reason for hard beds was to realign there backs after long hours bending over in the rice fields.
It all makes perfect sense I guess.