Trip Start Aug 16, 2005
86Trip End ??? ??, 2006
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The major tourist attraction in Hoi An are the 200+ taylors shops in the town. This is THE place to come in SEA to get clothes made. With so many shops it is overwhelming to choose a decent one, so we just picked one out of the guide book, and ended up at what we have since been told was pretty much the best Taylot in Hoi An. We went for our initial consultation, in a beautiful old house full of fabric, at about 1pm, and went back for our first fittings at 8pm the same night! Dunc and Chris both had suits made (inevitably of just about the most expensuive fabric in the shop) and I had a silk evenign dress made. 2 more fittings and 36 hrs later we had our goods, for very little money indeed and an amazing experience.
Negotiating the Communist Burocracy at the post office was not such a good experience, and if our clothes ever make it back (4 months on the boat) I will be amazed!