Sep 03, 2009
We took an 9 hr sleeper train to Hoi An, it was a pretty good experience overall except for having to kick out 2 squatters sleeping in our little room. Other than being a cute authentic looking Vietnamese town, Hoi An is mostly known for hundreds of small tailor shops that will make anything you want (clothes, shoes, sandals, rings, bags, etc) for a REALLY low price. Needless to say, I was in heaven. I thought it would be boring for the guys but they seemed to love getting clothing made as much as I did. Who knew! We all ended up spending way too much money (mostly myself and Bower) but ended up with a whole new wardrobe including some amazing looking suits (guess we will all need to get jobs again...). We packaged everything up and sent it by sea mail.... only 3-4 months till it shows up! We were also lucky to show up on the last night of a light festival. The locals set up lanterns all over town and sell colourful little floating candles that you send floating down the river. None of us bought any... but it was really nice to watch!