After leaving Nha Trang, I took the bus with Steph and Julie up to Hoi An. This is a great town for shopping for any kind of tourist stuff, but I really took advantage of the local tailors. I needed some clothes to work in once I got to Mongolia, and here was the place to do it. I got a suit, two pairs of trousers, six shirts, and two ties for less than $120.00 US! It all looks great, and while it may not be the exact same quality you can pay big $$$ for, I’m very satisfied with it.
Steph and I took advantage of the waiting time for the clothes to tour the local river. We hired a lady about half my size who specialized in rowing tourists up and down the river. For a couple of hours she only charged us about five bucks, which was well worth it. Seeing a bit more river life was a lot of fun. By the time we got back, it was raining, so we grabbed a few beers and watched a local festival which happened to be going on.
Unfortunately, I broke a front tooth while trying some of the local candy. Rather than trying to have it fixed in Vietnam, I’m going to fly back to Bangkok a few days early and find a good dentist there.