Vietnam – Day 3 – Hoi An

The next day I woke up at 5:30am. I didn’t realize this at first but I had the whole villa to myself; none of the other 12 rooms were booked. The villa had a restaurant that opened at 7:00am so I waited for the restaurant to open. I had some beef pho for breakfast. I borrowed one of their bicycles for free to ride into the ancient town of Hoi An. I explored around the local market, wandering up and down the streets to take in the sights, including the famous covered Japanese Bridge, which was built in 1719. It was starting to get too hot to bear at around noon, so I rode the bicycle back to the villa. I looked on the weather reports and noticed that it was 37 degrees, but due to humidity it felt like 46 degrees.

2019-05-19 Hoi An 032019-05-19 Hoi An 042019-05-19 Hoi An 062019-05-19 Hoi An 072019-05-19 Hoi An 082019-05-19 Hoi An 102019-05-19 Hoi An 132019-05-19 Hoi An 152019-05-19 Hoi An 172019-05-19 Hoi An 222019-05-19 Hoi An 232019-05-19 Hoi An 252019-05-19 Hoi An 272019-05-19 Hoi An 302019-05-19 Hoi An 33

After relaxing by the pool for a bit and drinking a few beers I decided I was hungry so I borrowed the bicycle again in search of food. I settled on a place called Pho Co Hoi An. I had some beef pho and a local beer. I was getting tired so I rode back towards the villa, quickly stopping for some bottled water, a bag of Doritos, and some more beer. The villa had a good supply of bottled water and beer, but I wanted to save some money by purchasing it at the store instead.

2019-05-17 Vietnam iPhone Photos 0952019-05-17 Vietnam iPhone Photos 1002019-05-17 Vietnam iPhone Photos 097

I had what was supposed to be a short nap, but ended up sleeping from 3:00pm until 8:00pm. After waking up I walked into town and went to famous Banh Mi Phuong for dinner. Anthony Bourdain ate there a few years ago and featured it on his television show called Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Banh Mi is a baguette filled with savory meats, spices and a few vegetables such as shaved carrots and a bit of lettuce. To describe the taste of the Banh Mi at this particular restaurant I would say it’s like having Pho in a bun. It was so delicious, and very inexpensive; only 50000 Dong ($3.15 CDN) for a Banh Mi and a beer.

2019-05-17 Vietnam iPhone Photos 1012019-05-19 Hoi An 45

After dinner I walked around and explored the night market, and watched people floating down the river in the love boats, as well as watch people making wishes with lit lanterns and placing them in the water. It was getting late so I decided to walk back to the villa. It was around 11:00pm by now so it was time for me to go to bed.

2019-05-19 Hoi An 472019-05-19 Hoi An 482019-05-19 Hoi An 492019-05-19 Hoi An 532019-05-19 Hoi An 552019-05-19 Hoi An 562019-05-19 Hoi An 582019-05-19 Hoi An 622019-05-19 Hoi An 632019-05-19 Hoi An 642019-05-19 Hoi An 662019-05-19 Hoi An 692019-05-19 Hoi An 702019-05-19 Hoi An 72

If you like the content that I produce and want to donate money towards the upkeep of my site, my travel, or buy me a cup of coffee please feel free to contribute towards it. I really appreciate it.

Donate By Clicking Here

April 17th 2016 – Super Train Model Train Show

Today I went to the annual Super Train model train show with my friend Arthur. We also went last year. There was some new model train groups there this year, some missing from last year, and a lot of carryover from the previous year. I’ve been going to this show since I was young; back then with my father.

It’s amazing how far the technology has come over the years. When I was young it was a simple electric motor with a rheostat-like control to adjust the amount of power going to the train. It was difficult to have more than one train on a track at a given time. Fast forward to today and the systems are sophisticated computer controlled systems that you can run multiple trains on the same track at the same time, even at different speeds. The trains can have sounds, and lights, and you can even remote disconnect cars. It’s absolutely mind blowing what computers can do for us.

Anyways… take a look at some of the pictures I took at the train show!

2016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 12016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 252016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 312016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 412016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 522016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 552016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 562016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 622016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 982016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 1002016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 1132016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 1152016-04-17 Supertrain Model Train Show 78

If you like the content that I produce and want to donate money towards my travel, or buy me a cup of coffee please feel free to contribute towards it. I really appreciate it.

Donate By Clicking Here

 

February 14th 2016 – Valentine’s Day!

Today I celebrated Valentine’s Day with my girlfriend. We went for some Thai food at Khao San Thai Kitchen on 17th Avenue SE. When we were driving for dinner we noticed that the Calgary Tower was lit-up with pink and purple lights to celebrate Valentine’s Day. After dinner we went home to pickup my camera, and our skates. We took some photo’s of the Calgary Tower and then went skating at the Olympic Oval!

Valentine's Day SLR 5Valentine's Day SLR 4Valentine's Day SLR 1

If you like the content that I produce and want to donate money towards my travel, or buy me a cup of coffee please feel free to contribute towards it. I really appreciate it.

Donate By Clicking Here