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People i met here, who contributed to and improved my trip: Juliana (Russia), Patrick (Canada), Lucy (England), Debbie (England), Elisabeth (Sweden), Michael (America), Mark and Thea (England)
We spent our first day in Hoi An visiting the local attractions, which included local houses, Assembly Halls, the Japanese covered Bridge, a History Museum and a local music performance. After this we went to the local market where i was thinking of buying a suit. I couldn't believe that they were only $50 to be tailor made, so decided to buy 3 suits, a winter jacket, 6 shirts, 4 ties and some cargo pants. All this and postage home cost just over $350, which is a bargain by anyones standards! Our designer was a real gem, a gay guy called Coco, who loved nothing more than slapping my arse and calling me darling.
That night we met up with Patrick and Lucy who we knew from Hanoi and also Debbie, Elisabeth, Mark and Thea and went out for a meal followed by a few beers and a game of pool at Treats Cafe. It was a pretty sweet deal as the beer cost 50 cents and the pool was free!
The following day Julia and I were accompanied by Patrick, Lucy and Debbie to the My Son ruins, built by the Cham dynasty. The sight was partially demolished by US bombs during the War, but there were still some nice buildings remaining. We spent a couple of hours wandering around in the warm sunshine before catching the bus back to Hoi An.
That night we went back to Treats with Patrick and an American guy called Michael and played a few games of pool with the local Vietnamese kids. I showed them a trick or two as i worked my skills and re-lived my glory days!
Our last day in Hoi An was spent rushing around picking up the clothes and posting them home, before we met up for a late lunch with all the people we had met, to celebrate Debbie's birthday. Unfortunately she wasn't feeling too well, which wasn't helped by the fact that we all had to catch a bus for the 12 hour overnight journey to Nha Trang.