02.18.2009 - 03.18.2009 90 °F
My former Hanoikids guide, Miss Thuong, after dinner in Hoi An
My companion at morning coffee
Miss Ly's Cafeteria - her spring roll plate was too beautiful to eat
I had called my old friend, Thuong, as soon as I arrived in Hoi An, and we arranged to meet last evening for dinner. She arrived by scooter, and we walked into Hoi An town and reminisced about good times last year in Hanoi. Thuong now has a job in Foreign Relations in Danang City. I had not been feeling too well that day since getting sunstroke, but I felt a little better as the day progressed - just wasn't my usual famished self! Thuong took me to a friend's restaurant on Bach Dang by the Japanese Bridge - we ate on the patio with lanterns and views of the island across the canal. It was so good to see Thuong again, and we had plenty to talk about. Thuong insisted on treating me to dinner, and also insisted on seeing me off at the airport when I leave for Hanoi on Sunday morning.