Cho Hoi An market, which sprawls across a wide area from the French-colonial central market to the river, makes for a great stroll. But be wary of the omnipresent bikes and scooters!
Chinese Assembly Hall, built as a gathering spot for migrating Chinese
The Japanese Covered Bridge, originally erected in 1593 to connect the Japanese quarter with the Chinese neighborhood on the other side of the river. Japanese merchants were anxious to maximize trade.
Entrance to the Covered Bridge
The Japanese Bridge at night
View of bridge near the An Hoi night lantern market
Fishermen on the Thu Bon River--note the net slung over his right arm
One practiced motion...
I think we need a bigger net
Traditional "basket boats"
Water buffalo remain common in agricultural areas
Learning the basics of Vietnamese farming. To reach the farm, I rode a bicycle from Hoi An into the countryside. The scenery was beautiful, but exiting the city--involving several hand gestures by my guide and trusting in the reaction time of automobile drivers--was an experience.
Toting water to my newly-planted crops