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August 31 - Hoi An: History, Beaches and FOOD!

From Saigon, Christi took a 24 hour train north to the seaside town of Hoi An which is just south of Danang (where there was once a huge US base). Here, she toured some ancient ruins, discovered some delicious treats, and soaked up the sun on a gorgeous beach.




A temple ruin from the Cham in the town of My Son. Not much is left after this site found itself amidst a bloody war in the '60s.




Nice, but Angkor Wat and Bagan have spoiled me.




Icabod Buddha.




The Cham Towers. The middle one is riddled with giant bullet holes.




The Japanese Covered Bridge in old town, Hoi An.




There are many art galleries about town - reminds me of Provincetown in Cape Cod.




Dessert drinks for 30 cents! Ooey, gooey - I got the slimy corn with coconut.




A bowl shaped boat - this looks like so much fun! I want to bop around the water in one.




My home for the day - not too shabby!




An Bang Beach - I could get used to this.




Cao lau noodles - a local specialty made with special well water - yum!




A festive dinner with some travelers - like Korean BBQ meets Vietnamese spring rolls. Fill your rice paper with lettuce and herbs, pickled veggies, grilled pork, a spring roll, and a small banh xeo. Seriously amazing. So much food!


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2011

2011


January (South Korea)
  • 2: Grocery Shopping
  • 23: Eating Live Octopus

    February (South Korea)
  • 28: Collage of Kimchi Cat

    March (Christi in Thailand)
  • 9: Christi in Thailand (Koh Tao)
  • 13: More of Koh Tao
  • 25: Snacks in Thailand
  • 27: Lots of Rain, Lots of Rain
  • 31: Rescue Off of Koh Tao

    April (Christi in Cambodia)
  • 3: Siem Reap
  • 4: Day 1 Angkor Wat
  • 5: Day 2 Angkor Wat
  • 6: Day 3 Angkor Wat
  • 11: Battambang
  • 13: Phnom Penh & Killing Fields
  • 14: More of Phnom Penh
  • 16: Still in Phnom Penh
  • 19: Last Day in Phnom Penh
  • 30: South Coast of Cambodia

    May (Christi in Thailand)
  • 17: Chillin' in Trat, Thailand
  • 29: A Thai Island

    June (Christi in Thailand)
  • 24: Elephant Sanctuary
  • 25: Erawan Waterfalls
  • 26: Elephant Feeding Time
  • 27: More Elephants
  • 28: Memorial in Kanchanaburi

    July (Christi in Burma)
  • 27: An Incredible Month in Myanmar

    August (Christi in Cambodia & Vietnam)
  • 22: Back Through Cambodia
  • 24: Good Morning, Vietnam!
  • 27: Call Me Miss Saigon
  • 31: Hoi An - History, Beaches and FOOD!

    September (Christi in Vietnam, Tauru in Winslow)
  • 5: Hue-tastic!
  • 7: Labor Day at Winslow Wall
  • 21: Christi Comes Home

    October (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 16: Vietnam, The Rest

    November (Tempe, Arizona)
  • 14: Good Times with Friends

    December (Argentina)
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