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Hoi An Travel Blog

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Marc the crazy Frenchman.

Today we were leaving for Hoi An by bus. Its a 4 hour bus trip from Hue to Hoi An, so to break up the trip we stopped at the North and South Gates, where we checked out the American and French bunkers, China Beach and the old American Airbase. We arrived in Hoi An about 2pm and this time I had to share with Esra. We met the group down in the lobby and Matt took us for a walk around Hoi An and had lunch at this really nice place but a little bit expensive place called the Cargo Club.

on our way to Hoi An
Situated on the river we sat upstairs on the balcony and watched kids fishing and an old man waiting for tourists to take on a boat ride.

After a great lunch and a few spilled Mai Tai's (dam place mate knocking over my cocktails) we went for a walk to where all the tailors were so we could get some clothes made. Not really wanting to get anything made as I really didn't have much room in the back pack I caved in a got a winter coat made and a couple pairs of shorts and it was only $60US for all three so that wasn't too bad.

Me and some of the girls went back to the hotel to chill out for a bit. Whilst I was sitting on the balcony trying to avoid Esra when Marie and Susan called from below and asked me if I want to join them at the spa.

Marie & Lindsey
Not one to pass on a day at the spa I decided to join them. We walked down to the spa and both Maire and I decided for the body scrub and a manicure and pedicure. Where Susan went for the foot massage and a manicure and pedicure. Maire & I were taken upstairs to a room with two beds, so we knew that we were going to be in the same room again. Already having seeing each other in the buff it was no problem.

Laying on the bed the lady starts scrubbing and I almost screamed from the pain of it. What on earth made me decide to get a salt scrub. Marie got a honey and sesame scrub which is what I wished I had gotten as the salt felt like it was scrubs at least a hundred layers of skin off, but the worse was yet to come. We then had to turn over. Thinking they would cover us Marie and I were laying there waiting for the towel to come but no and then they started scrubbing.

the crazy Frenchman
Trying to not to piss myself laughing, I had to bite my lip but I could hear Marie next to me also trying not to laugh. completely embarrassed I was so glad when it was over but they asked us to shower all the stuff off and Marie was already in the shower and they told me to go in with her. Thinking that Marie would not appreciate me coming in to the shower with her I asked if there was another one that I could go into. Thankfully there was. We then got our massage and our manicures and pedicures.

We then went and met the group at a pub called Tam Tams where we told them about our day at the spater Tam Tams we headed off the the beach party, but when we arrived there wasn't many people there so it was more of a gathering. We ordered couple of buckets, which has Vodka, Red Bull and lemonade in them and were well on our way to having a drunken night in Hoi An.

Susan
After another couple of buckets we got onto the motorbikes and drove back home. Being in that state that I was I didn't really seem to care that he was going pretty fast and from memory he was going about 140kms so we got home pretty quickly which was about 4am.

We got back to our rooms and being in the state that we were we got up to some mischief. Eoin decided to ring all the door bells of everyone room and woke few people up. Marie and I did the conga in my room and woke Esra up. We ended up back in Eoin and Marie's room until we got in trouble by the hotel for making too much noise. It was such a great night but I knew I was going to pay for it the next day. thankfully we had nothing planned so I could sleep in

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Marc the crazy Frenchman.
Marc the crazy Frenchman.
on our way to Hoi An
on our way to Hoi An
Marie & Lindsey
Marie & Lindsey
the crazy Frenchman
the crazy Frenchman
Susan
Susan
the north and south gates
the north and south gates
bunkers at the north and south gat…
bunkers at the north and south ga…
China Beach
China Beach
me & Susan
me & Susan
China Beach
China Beach
American aircraft hangers
American aircraft hangers
Hoi An