7 thoughts on “Here Comes The Planet 09 – Hoi An Prelude

  1. Hi Luke. The train food…. well it may have improved in the last 6 years but when we went on the train the food was part of the ticket so even though we hadn’t ordered it, it just “came” and was packaged like airline food, now we ate everywhere and anywhere the locals did in Vietnam so we are not fussy when it comes to food, however Michael was the only one to nibble at the train food which looked and smelt (so I am told as I don’t have a sense of smell) like it had been reheated on several occasions (because people just keep returning them untouched), Michael only managed one mouthful of a spring roll (all of which had been delicious in every other place in Vietnam) but these were black and probably full of dog meat lol.

    So there you go, that’s the train food story.

    Hoi An is worth the trip though, gorgeous, and the rest of the experience on the train was quite survivable with a pack of cards, great scenery and good company (except for the guy in our cabin with bird flu). Did you end up trying that hotel I recommended in Hoi An? As Intrepid use it I thought it could possibly be booked out at this time of year.

    Hope you are not going anywhere in the vicinity of Korea at present, have to dodge the nuclear missiles πŸ˜‰


    • Yuck! There was no food included in our ticket but we did see the guys wheeling trolleys around and we bought two packets of chips. The hot food trolley was no too appetising! Luke ended up booking a hotel through agoda that was close to the middle of the old town, we figured that was where we would spend all our time, what with getting so many clothes made. Glad we did, we ended up having 3 or 4 fittings a day to attend! I rode a bike to the beach once but the weather was very overcast and there weren’t many people there. Maybe next time I’ll go more. The water looked nice though!
      Keep the reocmmendations and tips coming though!

      • The war museum in Ho Chi Minh was very moving (can’t remember the name of it but it is big and famous there) harrowing pictures and you have to sit through a 25 minute “propaganda” film, but otherwise extremely interesting and very sad.

  2. Hehehe this one was great… I lol’d a lot… I would have bought you could get boiling water… Wouldn’t they have it for tea? Tho when you mentioned buying noodles for the train I thought you meant the noodles in the tubs… Just add water kind… Must be hard not being able to just call places and ask due to language barriers…

    Hot orange juice! Yum!! πŸ™‚ that’s for crazy taste bud ppl like me, I can’t do super cold drinks and often I like warm juice

    • I wish I’d thought of noodles in tubs! As it was our chip sandwiches were delightful.
      You know, the more I watch the videos the more I realise what animated expressions I have… I had no idea my face looked like that!

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