Hoi An part 2

by John Wilson April. 24, 2018 965 views

After the initial shock of the extreme numbers of tourists, I came to enjoy my return to Hoi An. I found the best antidote to the intense crowds was simply to get up earlier.

Still waters before the activities start.

Still waters before the activities start.

I felt privileged to watch the sunrise while the other tourists were still having their omelettes.

I felt privileged to watch the sunrise while the other tourists were still having their omelettes.

Beautiful light early morning.

Beautiful light early morning.

Streets virtually empty even at 6:00am

Streets virtually empty even at 6:00am

Just a kid on a bike to break the silence.

Just a kid on a bike to break the silence.

A little activity starts.

A little activity starts.

Heading to the market.

Heading to the market.

Chatting before the day begins.

Chatting before the day begins.

Hoi An does boats well.

Hoi An does boats well.

Activity ramping up.

Activity ramping up.

Down at the market things have sprung to life.

Down at the market things have sprung to life.

We escape by bicycle to the beach, passing through rice paddies and past all sorts of sights.

We escape by bicycle to the beach, passing through rice paddies and past all sorts of sights.

Lucky I can swim.

Lucky I can swim.

Back in town, shops are open. They are so ornate inside.

Back in town, shops are open. They are so ornate inside.

We check out some interesting historic houses.

We check out some interesting historic houses.

Sensible advice - be seated. Not.

Sensible advice - be seated. Not.

Enjoy some tea.

Enjoy some tea.

Check out pretty things for sale.

Check out pretty things for sale.

Everything in Hoi An is pretty.

Everything in Hoi An is pretty.

Even neglected walls in alleyways look like art forms.

Even neglected walls in alleyways look like art forms.

But I sense the calm has finished.

But I sense the calm has finished.

They're back!

They're back!

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Basiek Basiek 2 years, 11 months ago

great photos! I really like the reflections on  #1

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Ho Kim 2 years, 11 months ago

Thanks for sharing pictures. I just feel like I am in Hoi an.

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Heike 2 years, 12 months ago

So many beautiful photos, John. I can imaginge now, how it must have been there, some years ago. Great idea to get early in the morning !

2 years, 12 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 2 years, 12 months ago

Beautiful and informative series. It's like taking the journey too.
#13 - I'm not sure about it, but I remember a discussion about the distance Irland-US and the possibility of crossing the Atlantic in such a tiny boat. I'm sure about the 13,5 hours, which were needed to cross the Channel in a coracle. In short: I would be glad about my swimming skills too ...

2 years, 12 months ago Edited
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