My Life - So Far

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Lucien de Rubempré

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vietnam II

The next day we took a taxi to the airport in fromer Saigon. We booked our flight to Da Nang with Vietnam Airlines and got into the Business Class. This was great, as we didn't had to queue for Check-In and could use the wireless internet in the Business Class Lounge. Besides, we got coffee and food for free, and could enjoy the flight as much as possible, even though it took not much more than one hour. In Da Nang we again had a driver that brought us to our hotel, the Hoi An Beach Resort. The resort was right at the beach, we had a spacious room, the weather could not have been better, everything was perfect!
Hoi An is a rather small city, however, in 1999, the old town was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO as a well-preserved example of a Southeast Asian trading port of the 15th to 19th centuries, with buildings that display a unique blend of local and foreign influences.

We walked across the old town and found a very nice lounge just at the edge of the river, no wonder it's called River Lounge (35 Nguyen Phuc Chu). The owners, two young Austrian brothers, created a marvellous mix of european and asian elements in their menu card, which was done in collaboration with Michael Schwarzmann, an Austrian star chef. We had some fresh spring rolls as starter. I then chose a crab salad and a tuna filet with teriyaki sauce. Everything was delicious and bloody cheap!


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