Hoi An is one of Central Vietnam's crown jewels. Make the most of your Hoi An travel experience with this handy guide:
1. Decide on the best times to visit. Its rainy season lasts from January to July, while the dry season runs from August to December.
2. If your Hoi An visit overlaps on the 14th day of the lunar month, you will have the opportunity to participate in their lantern festival.
3. There are a few direct flights to Hoi An, so catch a coach from Hanoi to Danang to Hoi An, or grab a rental car from Danang.
4. Hire ridiculously cheap bikes to get around or consider taking either a motor-taxi or a three-wheel bicycle taxi.
5. Consider budget homestays and hostels
6. Explore a little further such as Cua Dai Beach and Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
7. Keep a local map with you
8. Prepare ample Vietnamese Dong (VND)
9. Go native and engage in the chatter with the locals.
10. Plan your night in advance as many street lights are turned off from 9.30pm onwards.
We should learn to bow down not just when we ask something but to Give Thanks as well. Despite all the adversities and misfortunes, you are blessed with everything you have now. Always remember that. Blessed morning to you all!