Traveling around Vietnam has taught me one thing… Well, actually it has more reconfirmed what I already know: travelling is amazing! There is something about just laying in your hammock, feeling the sea breeze over your salty skin, hearing geckos singing their evening harmony, and just letting your whole soul soak in happiness. I’m sipping on my cooling green tea, and the only thing that goes through my mind is “mmmmmmm…”. This must be the definition of complete relaxation. My eyes are so heavy from the sunny day’s adventures. I am falling, deep.
Cham Island is a pearl along the necklace of Vietnam. At first I thought this was going to be a complete tourist trap, but no, this is the place to be when you truly want to be with the natives. Book your stay with Homestay Bai Huong, and you will get to live with a local family.
Mama Nee picked us up at the main harbour. That woman really was a mama. She took care of us like her own kids! I have never been fed so well my whole life. Whenever we said thank you for the stuff she just out of the blue did for us she would respond with “thank you mama Vietnam”. She would also refer to her husband, who was also an absolute angel, as “Papa Vietnam”. So cute!
Is also a synonym for “Mmmm”. It is the place to get value for your money, or in some cases, just spend money. Whether you are in the mood for a new fancy wardrobe, spa indulgence, heavenly eateries, tea meditation, or just a zen city experience; Hoi An has it!
Let me give you my best hands-on experiences of this place:
Our stay was completed with an enlightened evening, literally. When the darkness kisses the ground, lights are flowing down the river. Everyone seem just happier with the warming river light reflecting in their eyes. Its peacefulness will soon make you forget its city status, which again is the golden ticket for me to come back another time.
In Hoi An, the chicks are very helpful in taking a decision whether you should get those sunglasses or not, “cockadoodle dooo it!” (sorry, I just had to :P).
Quote Of The Day:
“Take only memories, leave only footprints.”
– Chief Seattle