Compared to the evening, the morning hours in the Old Town are very tranquil
Hello honorable tour guide Pooh Lee Shah. Where are we of to this morning?
Ah in search of culinary delights in the form of famous Bahn Mi
Bahn Mi is a famous sandwich that combines the Southeast Asian flavors with the French influence.
This place our Son-in-Law had been to and had been spoken up by celebrity traveler Tony Bourdain.
These prices by the way are about a dollar for each sandwich.
Bahn Mi yummy-ness. And yes that bread is very bit as light and crunchy as it looks.
Now we started to wander the streets looking for the old buildings, temples, and unusual.
Hoi An Honorable Pooh told us is noted for its leather goods that are made locally. So as Wife and I had some needs we went looking for and found some things - a belt and wallet for me and a custom made handbag for Wife. The selling and negotiating can be a bit over the top in this tourist driven place but we also had some fun with it and there were a number of nice interchanges along the way.
This is the gal who sold me my belt that required a number of alterations to make it perfect.
I noted that she and a coworker were eating a fruit I'd seen but had no idea of what it was. That led to us sharing most of a bag of them.
This is the leather that Wife chose for her handbag
And our the owner of the shop working up the price. She was a tough negotiator.
It is pretty warm and very humid here, in the 80's so we finished up our day by a dip in an ice cold pool (not so great), a massage with hot rocks (great), and a drink.