the only way!
02.18.2009 - 03.18.2009 80 °F
Along the way to the beach
One of the nicest parts of Hoi An
More sights on my bike ride
A curious toddler at Hon's Restaurant - Cua Dai Beach
Since it was a little overcast today, Saturday, I rented a one speed, Chinese clunker of a bike to see the town - the only way! I went out to the beach again, and was stopped by a barrier on the road indicating that bikes/motorbikes had to be parked there - 5,000VND. I walked up the sand (pretty windy) since I had the name of a restaurant where I thought I could chill out for a while, and luckily found my Hon's. I sat down, ordered a pineapple shake, and studied the menu. Was not really very hungry since it was only 11:30, so I ordered the clam soup - a good choice! Next stop, back to town with a stop for a haircut (I had noticed a place near the Hai Au, which I had to pass), and the lady barber was very nice, spoke good English, and only charged 75,000VND for haircut and beard trim - that's $5. She had a brother in San Diego.
Came back to Hoi An Town, but couldn't take too much more of that bike, so took it slow, went around to the Bach Dang (waterfront at the Canal) where I knew I could get sugarcane pieces to chew on, and then also saw Fresh Beer advertised - had to try it just once. Fresh Beer is made that day, and turned out to be quite nice (if a bit light in taste). Other patrons at that cafe were all German. The bill came to a whopping 4,000VND, or 25 cents!!!
Came back to the Nhi Trung, where I settled my bill since I'd be leaving first crack in the AM, and the lady on the desk made an error in my favor (not once, but twice!) - We got it all figured out finally - a whopping $45. total for 2 nights @ $15. + the $15. trip to Danang Airport. Time for my siesta once I get this updated, and a final meal at Miss Ly's tonight. Forgot to tell you that I ate at Shree Ganesh again (Chicken Samosas with tamarind and a mystery emerald green dipping sauce, Lamb Vindaloo with rice - medium hot, Cheese Naan to die for and Tiger beer) - I could barely walk!