Hat: Purchased in the Ancient Town, Hoi An
When we first attempted to create out Vietnam itinerary, we were ambitious. We wanted to see everything during our three weeks in Vietnam.
Here is what we initially thought we would do:
1. Saigon – 6 Days
2. Dalat – 3 Days
3. Nha Trang -3 Days
4. Hoi An – 3 Days
5. Hue – 2 Days
6. Hanoi – 2 Days
7. Halong Bay – 3 Days
Obviously, that originally itinerary would have been fabulous, we would have seen so much more of Vietnam during our three weeks, but in reality, we skipped Dalat, Nha Trang, and Hue, and chose to spend all of our extra time in Hoi An. We had heard countless positive recommendations for the city, and we just knew that if Nha Trang was also a beach city, then why not save the trekking for a different leg and consolidate all the beach days to one beach and just relax…so that is what we did.
One interesting fact about An Bang Beach is that during the day, it is basically empty from locals, then 5pm hits and all the locals flock to the beach for dinner, music (kind of trippy carnival music if you ask me!) and family time. It was refreshing to see families, and big families for that matter, come together, share a meal, and be happy. It was a beautiful piece of Vietnamese culture that I feel so fortunate to have been blessed to witness.
An Bang Beach, Hoi An is a place to see, experience and fall in love with over and over again.
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