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Hoi An and My Son

07 July 2010 | Written in Singapore on 7/7/10

This part of the trip was along with the drive through the highlands my favorite in Vietnam.

Hoi An is a historical town which was little affected by the war in contrast to Hue. It used to be a major harbor in the area until Danang became larger and more modern. There are many old buldings and a famous bridge, built by the Japanese in about 1600. We enjoyed rides in bicycle buggies and the highlight for me was a class in Vietnamese cooking in a very good local restaurant. Unfortunately Vickie missed it that day because of some not so uncommon tourist ailment.

On another day we organized a trip to My Son (pronounced "me son"), a Cham site, very similar to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This was basically a Hindu dominated empire that reached from India all the way to Vietnam. From My Son we took a river trip back to Hoi An.
Vessel Name: Dessert First
Vessel Make/Model: Corbin 39
Hailing Port: San Francisco, CA
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Information about SV Dessert First: Type of boat: Corbin 39 Built by: Corbin Les Bateaux, Quebec, Canada Year launched: 1981 Designer: Dufour Construction: Fiberglass with Airex core Length: 39 ft. Width: 12 ft. Draft: 5.5 ft. Type of rig: Cutter Furling systems: Jib: Harkin Main: Reef Rite, New Zealand Auto Pilot: Alpha 3000 Watermaker: Spectra Solar panels and Wind Generator Auxiliar Engine: Yanmar 58 Life raft: Viking and dinghy