Hội An, Vietnam ~ Peaceful Meeting Place

Saturday, March 26th ~ Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An Old Town

Hoi An Old Town

OK, now we are talking! It was love at first sight. Colorful, vibrant, clean, safe, friendly, fun, great selection of places to eat, historic and scenic all wrapped up in one nice neat bow… 

Crossing the river

Crossing the river

There is not any getting around it, that Hoi An is a tourist town, but in this case it works in its favor. Since the entire towns economy is based on tourism, they make sure that each visitor feels safe and welcome.

Old Town

Old Town

Unlike most other towns in Vietnam, there is very little crime here. The street venders must maintain a higher standard of hygiene, and the people are friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. The Old Town area is a walking district with no motorized vehicles allowed. It is still a bit tricky to walk without getting run over by a bicycle or rickshaw however.

Still have to dodge some traffic.

Still have to dodge some traffic.

“In 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a south-east Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.” ~ Wikipedia

Tim and I both had such fun taking pictures here. It truly is a photographers dream destination. In fact we saw several what appeared to be photo shoots going on as we wandered.

Bride and groom

Bride to be?

Future bride and groom?

Future bride and groom?

Another photo shoot in progress?

Another possible photo shoot in progress?

“Hoi An is … one of the nation’s most wealthy towns, a culinary mecca and one of Vietnam’s most important tourism centres.” ~ Lonely Planet

Our favorite pictures of the day:

Good Morning Vietnam!

Good Morning Vietnam!

Japanese Bridge

Japanese Bridge

Paper lanterns

Paper lanterns

Many of the buildings are painted this same color

Many of the buildings were painted this same color

Temple

Entrance to a Temple

Tim becomes a fruit vender

Tim becomes a fruit vender

Along the river

Along the river

Nap time

Nap time

Burn scars?

Burn scars?

Walking streets

Walking streets

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GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful to have been introduced to Hoi An. This has gotten me even more excited to see what other surprises Vietnam has in store for us.

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About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our "next chapter". At a stage in life where traveling the world, taking pictures, and sharing our adventures with friends and family will be our dream come true.
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23 Responses to Hội An, Vietnam ~ Peaceful Meeting Place

  1. Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow! Looks like you’re having fun. I’ve been getting updates on your trip and Its really enjoyable. Nice pictures.

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  3. Col Tranter says:

    Glad you enjoyed Hoi An Joanne & Tim, it was definitely one of our favorite places when we visited.
    Enjoying your posts.
    Colin.

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  4. Merrill says:

    And, how’s the food?

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    • The food is good, but having a very difficult time avoiding MSG. Even when they say they do not use it, they often use “chicken powder” or other seasoning that has the same effect. We are now eating primarily vegetarian with a little bit fish on occasion. Poor Tim pays quite a price when he gets hit and is loosing weight like crazy here.

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  5. This post took me back to Hoi An.

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  6. I loved Hoi An! I can’t wait to go back again one day.

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  7. Hoi An has just been voted the best town to visit in the world by Wanderlust magazine readers and your photos completely back that up. I can not wait to visit one day. Great post!
    http://www.mytravelbugbite.wordpress.com

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  8. Paul says:

    The pictures are amazing!! Hope you had a Happy Easter! Enjoy, Enjoy Enjoy!!

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  9. mommermom says:

    Sounds like an absolutely fascinating journey. I love the pictures. How hard was it to carry the fruit in those type of baskets?

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  10. It all looks very jolly and warm, unlike here today in southern France: very wet and blowing a gale!!!

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  11. Your photos of our Hoi An are beautiful! Though tourism has changed this small town a lot, I absolutely loved the old quarters of Hoi An, so colourful.

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