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Leaving Hoi An

Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on May 4, 2011

Alas, all good things come to a close and yesterday we said cheerio to our friends Lisa & Jamie as they’re returning back to Norwich – to start their wedding plans in earnest. It’s been great to be able to spend time with them in Vietnam – for us it’s been a ‘holiday’ in the middle of our travelling, great hotels, superb food and good company.

We had a final lunch at a beach shack, called Anh Duc, which Lisa had found three years previous. It’s a superb place, right at the end of the beach, away from the purpose-built restaurants – where you’re pressured constantly to go in and eat – not very authentic nor very nice though I guess if you’re a bit of lardarse and don’t want to walk the length of the beach then I’m sure they’re fine!

We ate and drank way too much but all agreed that this was the best meal we’d had during the whole two weeks – we asked for the menu three times and just kept ordering; baked fish, crabs, squid, shrimps and lots of wine. All fresh, all cooked by the owner of the shack and we sat there for a good three hours.

Even the cheap Dalat wine, normally a wine to make you grimace, tasted excellent – at least towards the end of the meal!

Well, Shelley and I are now sat in Danang train station, our train an hour late – Lisa & Jamie are probably en route to Malaysia where they pick up their next connection. Funnily enough, when they arrive home we’ll have just arrived in Ho Chi Minh City – a train journey of 17 hours.

We can’t wait, bring on the big bad city!!

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