Take a Tour of Chinatown
Pack light and enjoy the time getting to the destination instead of being anxious to arrive. Go with the flow and do as the locals do. Don’t be afraid to try new things.
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Stories circulate all throughout travel books and websites about the Vietnamese making travel difficult for foreigners. Though you may be charged an extra 5 cents for parking a bicycle (ouch, I know), locals in Hoi An are some of the friendliest, helpful and most hospitable in the country. It’s often meeting locals that makes one’s Hoi An experience so amazing.
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Another great market to visit is the Parap Village Market (Saturdays 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. all year, rain or shine), one of the city’s longest-running markets. Parap is the perfect place for breakfast or lunch. Try delicious authentic Malaysian Laksa, fresh fruit smoothies, hot crepes, gourmet coffee, or pick up some locally grown fresh produce. Parap Village Market is also a great place to shop for fresh flowers, artwork, beauty products, handmade jewelry, and souvenirs. Live music gives it a lively atmosphere. Come early to avoid the midday heat.
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You have to try their patra, which will be a vegetable roll this is a little hot and a little sweet. It’s perfectly balanced with a great tang. The Lasaniya Batata needed a powerful garlic odor and flavor and had a great sweetness to this. If you love garlic, this is the dish for you! It was undoubtedly my preferred dish I needed in India!
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Shopping: Shopping choices cater to the eclectic mix of students, pilgrims, tourists, ex-pats and locals that work and play in this distinct city. The old town is dotted with silver shops containing everything from small charms to large and ornate reproductions of the cathedral. The outdoor “hippie market” on Rua Nova sells costume jewelry and other handmade accessories. It is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A typical dessert to buy in the old town is the Tarta de Santiago, a traditional crumb cake bearing a symbol of the cross in powdered sugar. It is typically eaten with coffee.