The day started with us saying goodbye to Nuan at the airport before flying to De Nang to meet our next guide for the 45 ride to Hoi An. Hoi An is a UNESCO World Heritage town set on the banks of The Bon river.
Along the way our guide Nguyen (pronounced Nwin) recommended a stop at a 100 year old statue carving business on the way to our hotel. We had a look around and saw how the beautiful jade and marble statues were carved before purchasing some souvenirs.
Then after a quick check in at our gorgeous hotel, Hotel Royal Hoi An, we headed with Nguyen in an electric taxi to taste the best sandwich in Vietnam as recommended by Anthony Bordain.
I agree it has been the best tasting Bahn Mi sandwich so far. We are upstairs in a tiny shop that had a line up the road. The bread is baked next door and delivered throughout the day. It comes warm and fresh. The pork is marinated and juicy. For 4 Bahn mi, 2 fresh passion fruit juice, a coconut water and 2 waters it cost 220 000 Dong approximately US$11.
We had a short walk around the streets, which were somewhat quieter than Saigon, and rode back to our hotel in an electric car. We were all super excited to discover more of the city in the next morning.