Hoi An in Pictures
Hoi An, Vietnam
While in Hoi An, I was constantly on the move, but in a relaxed way that I really didn’t do too much. I finally achieved my romanticized goal of spending a ton of time on either a push bike or motor bike with the warm golden sun beating down on me as I cruised through green rice paddies, small villages, and mountain roads. As I tend to do when traveling, I just aimlessly wandered. But it was different in Hoi An because the city’s been sheltered from many 21st century influences, it’s an extremely laid-back atmosphere. I made it a daily routine to peddle a few kilometers, stop for an iced coffee on the beach, peddle more, stop for a beer on the river, and peddle some more, and so on. I even made a habit of hopping on the cruiser bike each night after dinner (and many beers) and just peddling around the vacant streets under the dim lights and colorful orbs strung across the alleys.
After seeing the patio of almost every bar and coffee shop along the riverfront, I made myself move on, but I could have spent many more weeks just cruising Hoi An…