Vietnam 2010

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Days 8-9: Hoi An

Posted by activeafrica on March 2, 2010

Day 8

Our stay on the junk was an abridged version of the 3-night, 4-day stay, so the following morning, we pulled in at the Ben Beo jetty shortly after 7am. After paying Slo and collecting our passports, we made our way to the Hoan Long office to buy our tickets back to Hanoi. The 4-hour ferry-and-bus journey (once again accompanied by a violent, interminable Chinese mob/action movie) was relatively painless and saw us back in Hanoi with sufficient time to take a taxi to the Church hotel to collect our stored bag and have a last bowl of phở from La Place. Then it was off to the airport for our Vietnam Airlines flight to Da Nang. On arrival in Da Nang, we were met by one of the B&R drivers who bundled us into his comfortable, air-conditioned minivan, threw the bags in with the two new Canondales in the back and drove us silently to Hoi An. We arrived at the Hà An hotel approximately 12 hours after disembarking the junk in Cat Ba. I have to credit Chris for having the foresight to book a comfortable hotel after two nights on the junk. The Hà An was the perfect option for our stay in Hoi An (please see the Hoi An Travel info page for more information on the Hà An hotel). My only complaint is that we weren’t there long enough.. Read the rest of this entry »

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