Day 07 (part 2)
28.03.2009 - 28.03.2009
Burnt a couple of hours at the Lighthouse just doing some reading. Left the cafe and continued walking. What a hot day! I walked to the post office to buy some stamps and posted out the postcards that I have written yesterday. Let's see how efficient the postal system in Vietnam is.
This is how the post office looks like inside...
It is really too hot to continue walking, so I stopped at another cafe again. There is a special offer for Larue beer at 10k Dong plus free corn snacks. So I ordered that and again burnt an hour or so reading and drinking. Soon it was time to head for the tailor shop to gt my shirt. Well, doesn't really seem very impressive to me. I can't really see the difference between it being "made to measure" or those that I buy off the rack. I don't mean it's badly made, let's just say I don't always see great results from "made to measure" stuff. Maybe it's just me? Anyway I got a french-cuff shirt for less than RM40, so that should be a good thing.
Cheap beer and free snack!
All tailor shops look alike...
I wonder how some people can spend 4 days or even a week touring Hoi An. Sure, there are beautiful sights but it's so touristy that I am feeling bored already, and I have only been here for 24 hours! I suddenly miss Hue, which I pretty much like it. If ever I come back to Vietnam, I will definitely visit Hue again, maybe also plan a trip to the ruins at DMZ. I am feeling very bored now and I think I have spent too much money sitting around in cafe already, so I found a shady place to sit and do some more writing and reading. I am still not hungry despite now being 4p.m.! I will just have dinner later before boarding the bus.
Good place to sit!
It's such a lazy day that I finished reading the book I bought in a single day! I had chicken rice for dinner and it costs a whopping 30k Dong! That's more than RM6 for a plate of chicken rice at a roadside stall in Vietnam! Either that is the tourist price or it proves things in Hoi An are expensive. At least the meal tasted good. Now waiting to board the bus to Nha Trang.
Expensive but nice chicken rice...
7p.m., and I am now on the bus. How to sleep at such an early hour? It's gonna be a long long night...
Ever heard of the "Sleeping bus"?
Ever seen one?
Even has lighting effects!