Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Travel Post - Lanterns! Lanterns! Lanterns! Hoi An, Vietnam - Part 12

Been tied up with project work and yes!....trying to keep my own promise to blog somehow.  Today's post will be pics, pics and pics. Hoi An and its charms has captivated me enough to warrant another trip in the near future hopefully, the simplicity of it all; the great food adventure, the beauty of the place and its people.  One of the things that never fails to draw my attention ?

Lanterns in Hoi An

Lanterns in Hoi An

Lanterns in Hoi An

The lanterns here in Hoi An.  They are everywhere! Hung in trees, lining the streets, as common lights in shops...well really,...everywhere. Of course, shops selling the lanterns are aplenty and they come in all shapes, colours and sizes!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Travel Post - Coffee & Desserts in Hoi An, Vietnam - Part 11

Ahhh... Jr is off to Danang/Hoi An next Monday and I thought I would squeeze in another post.  She has been taking notes from my previous posts on what to eat in Hoi An.  So, here's another rather essential post; coffee!  TT and I drank coffee every day while we were there, drinking on two occasions ... day and night! Hahaha... I do like Vietnamese coffee and was delighted to be surrounded by cafes where ever we walked.

Coffee Coffee Coffee
Coffee Coffee everrywhere!

While we did try out several places, we kept going back to two places.  One was Guso Cafe, a local cafe with low stools and it served one of the better Cafe Sua Da (ice coffee with condensed milk) and the other is at Hoa Champa Coffee Craft Shop where one can get a good Cafe Sua Nong (hot coffee with condensed milk)
Coffee Coffee Coffee
Hoa Champa Coffee Craft Shop located at 49 Phan Chau Trinh
While we did try the drip coffee, I kinda stuck to my ice and hot coffee with condensed milk. Aromatic and strong, sweet and bitter!  I supposed the other factors - being a tourist, foreign and interesting surroundings, the coffee beans of course and the lovely cool weather, all these added to a great coffee experience in Hoi An.  I am no coffee aficionado, I drink coffee and if it hits the spot for me, it's all gooooooooodddd....

Faifo Coffee
Coffee stop at Faifo Coffee, one of the more upscale coffee places in Ancient Town.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Travel Post - Banh Mi Phuong, Hoi An, Vietnam - Part 10

As you would have read from my previous post of my eating adventures in Hoi An, Banh Mi was a daily feature in our meals during our entire stay in Hoi An.  Apart from this daily Banh Mi stop HERE , we went to the ever famous Banh Mi Phuong too (famous since it was "endorsed" by Anthony Bourdain!).

Banh Mi Phuong
Yes, get in line! There's always a line when we were there on two occasions but fortunately the line moves quick. We had stood in line the first time we got there only to find out that it's for take-away orders.