More Pictures from the Old Quarter of Hội An

Another day in Hội An – another day to go to the Old Quarter in the evening for some pictures.

View from the bridge I had to walk over every day from the hotel to my food place
View from the bridge I had to walk over every day from the hotel to my food place

View from the table. On the left the sugar cane juice maker
View from the table. On the left the sugar cane juice maker

I had this and the next day the same. Rice noodles with some kind of Peanuts sauce and lots of greens. Very nice!
I had this and the next day the same. Rice noodles with some kind of Peanuts sauce and lots of greens. Very nice!

Thuan Phong Homestay

Had to move to the Thuan Phong Homestay since my place was booked solid
Decided to stay a night longer since the forecast was not good for the next day. There was only one more couple at my hotel for the last 3 days and they did check out. So I did not think for one minute that it would be booked solid. But it turned out it was. So I had to move to the Thuan Phong Homestay. I got a deal for 9 US $ for the night and you can not beat this one!!

My room at the Thuan Phong Homestay
My room at the Thuan Phong Homestay. A king size bed and one queen size. Chairs, desks, AC, Fridge, Hot shower, balcony, breakfast included as well as secure parking for the bike. They even did bring me free dinner!!

You need a bicycle or motorbike if you want to go to the Old Quarter since it is about 4 kilometres away. You could walk in and take a taxi back as well – they are cheap in Vietnam.

The bathroom
The bathroom

Not sure if this is really working or not...
Not sure if this is really working or not…
Somehow I do prefer paper…

Lets head to the Old Quarter of Hội An

A lot of the little side streets are so small you could not fit any other kind of transport
A lot of the little side streets are so small you could not fit any other kind of transport

So happy
So happy

Waiting for customers
Waiting for customers

Finally something new - at last here in the streets!
Finally something new – at last here in the streets!

A friendly face - waiting for customers to try her tea
A friendly face – waiting for customers to try her tea

The Japanese bridge
The Japanese bridge dates back to the 18th century. Apparently the Japanese on the one side of the river build it to reach the Chinese quarter on the other side. It is kind of landmark here and in the night they illuminate it in all colours. How ugly! This is the neutral light – it does change every few seconds to blue, green, red and purple… You also need a ticket if you want to walk over the bridge. What a BS…

Candle Girls
Candle Girls

Mr. Rat does try to hide from me
Mr. Rat does try to hide from me

A man waiting next to a motorbike
A man waiting next to a motorbike – if you did not figure that out by now.

The streets of the Old Quarter in Hoi An - crowded
The streets of the Old Quarter in Hoi An – crowded

Next in line
Next in line

Work never stops
Work never stops

Very colourful but how to get them home?
Very colourful but how to get them home?

 
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Street Food in the Old Quarter of Hội An

There are too many restaurants in Hoi An but for me Street Food in Vietnam is more interesting than a pumpkin soup with some Spanish starters. Why am I in Vietnam after all??
Did take a few pictures for you so you know what to expect if you ever stop here!

Street Food
One woman can carry this street food restaurant by herself from her home to the place where she sells the food. Including chairs and tables – amazing!

A very small restaurant
A very small restaurant

They are like the Swiss - fly the flag everywhere. Here above the terrace of a restaurant
They are like the Swiss – fly the flag everywhere. Here above the terrace of a restaurant

Dinner before - hopefully - customers arrive
Dinner before – hopefully – customers arrive. The alternative to eating on the street.

More Street Food
You find all kind of food on the street – from a quick bite on the go to sit down places where you dine for half an hour or more.

More Street Food
That would be take away

Most of the restaurants where empty or had not many guest as soon as you walk away from the river front
As soon as you walk away from the river front you find most of the restaurants empty or not many guests

Another friendly face
Another friendly face

She does not look to happy with her food
She does not look to happy with her food

Poppey is in town for a short visit
Poppey is in town for a short visit

Another small enterprise
Another small enterprise – black and white seems in fashion for the Corn Ladies.

Another small street restaurant
Another small street restaurant

One of the less fancy places
One of the less fancy indoor places

Most of the street food stalls did make some sales. A quick bite while walking works even in Hoi An
Most of the street food stalls did make some sales. A quick bite while walking works even in Hoi An

Small Ice Cream factory
Small Ice Cream factory

Almost sold out
Almost sold out

Nobody leaves the bike out on the street in the night
Nobody leaves the bike out on the street in the night

The Cola Wars? - Never heard of this!
The Cola Wars? – Never heard of this!

The metal shop on the way home
The metal shop on the way home

 
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Pictures from the Old Quarter in Hội An

The best time to take pictures of the Old Quarter in Hội An on a Gray day? The late late afternoon and evening. Stroll with me through the small streets of Hội An.

Interesting Can Fence
Interesting Can Fence

Offerings
Offerings on a wall in Hoi An

Temple in Hoi An
A random temple. In this temples you do not have to remove your shoes. Makes it more easy to visit them.

Detail inside a Temple in Hoi An
Detail inside a Temple in Hoi An

You have to pass the souvenir table before you can enter the temple
You have to pass the sales table before you can enter the temple

Temple in Hoi An
This temple is one of the places you can only visit with a visitors pass. That pass is 120.000 Dong and good for 5 of the 18 highlights of the Old Quarter if you are a foreigner. For locals it is cheaper but they can only visit 4 of the highlights. It is good for up to 18 days or 10 days or as long as you visit Hội An – nobody knows for sure. You will find more information on the pass on the the official web site

Shop on wheels
Shop on wheels

How much fun we had taking a tour of Hoi An in a bicycle rikscha
How much fun we had taking a tour of Hoi An in a bicycle rikscha

How much fun we had taking a tour of Hoi An in a bicycle rikscha
Because they did take my phone away and now I am bored like shit!

Tour boat on the river
Tour boat on the river

Selfie Time
Selfie Time

Selfie Time

Waiting for the boat trip
Waiting for the boat trip

Waiting for the right price
Waiting for the right price

All that waiting makes one tired
All that waiting makes one tired

Fisherman prepares the nets for the catch
Fisherman prepares the nets for the catch

Workshop
Workshop

Preparing for customers
Preparing for customers

Doing dishes
Doing dishes

Restaurants along the water line
Restaurants along the water line

On the other side of the river they expand the shopping and dining of the Old Quarter
On the other side of the river they expand the shopping and dining of the Old Quarter

The Bridge to the other side
The Bridge to the other side

Yes you did see right - there is a Panda on the bridge!
Yes you did see right – there is a Panda on the bridge!

Another restaurant - same same but different
Another restaurant – same same but different

A few years ago nobody would do that but now most of the people use the phone and some even the tablet
A few years ago nobody would do that but now most of the people use the phone and some even the tablet

Candles Candles? Boat Boat!
Candles Candles? Boat Boat!

So romantic - you get some candles from the girls that sell them and a boat for a few minutes to take a few pictures. And than back to shopping or not shopping again!
So romantic – you get some candles from the girls that sell them and a boat for a few minutes to take a few pictures. And than back to shopping or not shopping again!

A more professional set up - a bit too much light if you ask me - would have done it with the candles only...
A more professional set up – a bit to much light if you ask me – would have done it with the candles only…



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