We started out in Hoi An, which is a UNESCO-listed riverside town of great charm. It was a major trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries, and its decline in the late 19th century meant that many of the buildings and streetscape have remained mostly unchanged since then. There's not a lot of major sites, but we had a wonderful and relaxing time strolling through the streets, visiting the temples and other architecture, and boating on the river (we enjoyed this so much we did it two days in a row: one of these times R got to steer the boat, which she took very seriously).
|R at one of the temples built by overseas Chinese immigrants|
|R bowing at the temple shrine: she loves Chinese temples and always insists on visiting them. I think she likes all the color and vibrancy.|
|R with one of her adoring fans: everyone always wants to pose with her! This woman was a Vietnamese tourist.|
|Me at the single most famous sight, the Japanese bridge (dating from the 18th century)|
|R and I on the river, pirate Izzy (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates) accompanying us|
|R enjoying the water|
|What our boat and boatlady (they are all women) looked like|