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Relaxing in Hoi An

We came to Vietnam with the intention of moving here and finding jobs teaching English. Then we discovered workaway (volunteering a few hours a day for free room and board) and decided that could help finance our travels so we could go longer and farther. As much as I love Vietnam, we ultimately choose to leave and get the opportunity to see more places instead of just staying put in one (even if that place is my favorite in the world)

Instead of hitting the job circuit, we spent 2 weeks in Hoi An just lounging and relaxing. I've already written a blog about Hoi An from when we stopped before Thailand so I won't go into detail again. (www.inbetweendreams.travellerspoint.com/4/)
This trip was different. We did straight nothing and I loved it. We only went into the tourist trap of Ancient town twice, once at night to enjoy the lanterns and another to buy some new books. We met some great people at our guesthouse and got in some quality pool and beach time, had some good good eatin, and lingered in caf├ęs enjoying the best coffee in the world. We had a brief scare because our favorite restaurant, My Canh, was knocked down. Staring at the pile of rubble, tears literally began swelling in my eyes. Should we just leave Hoi An now? How could we stay without My Canh? This struggle was real. As luck would have it while we were sullenly driving into town I caught a glimpse of the same My Canh sign just a bit down the road. Was this a mirage? A mean horrible trick? Nope, they just moved locations and a bigger and better My Canh existed. All was right again. Hoi An, you have my heart. We will meet again.

Our favorite cafe. And seriously why can't anyone else make coffee this good?!

Our favorite cafe. And seriously why can't anyone else make coffee this good?!


My days consisted mainly of this.

My days consisted mainly of this.

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large_33A23A152219AC6817E177FD5F119286.jpgCau lau...a Hoi An specialty. You must try if you visit

Cau lau...a Hoi An specialty. You must try if you visit


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My dream home


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large_IMG_20140502_153409.jpglarge_IMG_20140502_124129.jpgZach happy at My Canh

Zach happy at My Canh

Rice harvesting season. We literally watched the green fields disappear to yellow in 2 weeks

Rice harvesting season. We literally watched the green fields disappear to yellow in 2 weeks


Vietnamese fishing boats

Vietnamese fishing boats

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Anthony Bourdains claimed these to be the best banh mi in the world. Eh they were ok


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Zach and the owner of My Canh

Zach and the owner of My Canh


large_IMG_20140506_222126.jpgJapanese bridge at night

Japanese bridge at night

hoi an is known for its lanterns

hoi an is known for its lanterns

red lotus

red lotus

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Posted by inbetweendreams 08:23 Archived in Vietnam

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