Hoi An

Quirky and colourful Hoi An has remained one of my favourite places in Vietnam.

A bowl of the local delicacy Cao Lau for 30,000 dong enjoyed whilst sat alongside the river is the perfect way to spend an evening.

Walking down the lantern lined streets of the ancient heritage town, following that fresh zesty aroma leading you to arguably the best Banh Mi at Banh Mi PhuOng.

I’ve said it before and I’ll almost defi itely say it again: always follow the music. This time, following the lights and music ended up dancing with a large group and singing with a local choir raising money. Random nights lead to the best memories.

Here in Hoi An, we stayed out of town at Vy’s Seaside Homestay. A fantastic homely place, 100 metres off the beach, where you all get stuck in with the weekly barbecue cooking: A true family atmosphere.

It was also here in Hoi An we took a cooking class. From shopping at the local markets, to crabbing in the boats, to cooking a 3 course Vietnamese delight. I still have my cooking chopsticks and they are still the best summer rolls I’ve tasted.

Hoi An, we came for 2 days and stayed for a week. Need I say more?