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Hoi An

Suited and Booted on Le Loi

Le Loi is a street in Hoi An which is known as the tailor capitol of Southeast Asia.  You can find the wealthy tourists and the broke backpackers rooming the streets getting suited and booted within the hundreds of shoe and tailor stores.  Sebastien and I spent a week in this wonderful Vietnamese city.

Since getting engaged I had high hopes of having my wedding dress made in Hoi An.  However, after several days of trying to find the perfect tailor and not knowing exactly what I wanted I lost my motivation.

However, Sebastien and I  had several suites, coats, dresses, and shirts made at many different stores.  I also had some boots and sandals custom fitted.  Sebastien’s suites came out beautifully.  Most of my stuff came out just ok.

In the evening, we enjoyed many of the different restaurants and meet some new friends.  One of our favorite places was the Mango Rooms. Great recommendation Diana.

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Vietnamese billboard

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Old French architecture is prevalent throughout Vietnam

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Took a bike cab home one night.

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A fishing boat basket on the beach near Hoi An.

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This lady is carrying fruit and wanted me to take her picture.  She told me that I could take it for free but then followed me around wanting me to buy a banana.  This was a common annoyance in Vietnam.

2 Cities, 4 Doctors, 3 Different Diagnosis

Since being in Vietnam Sebastien has had some funky thing growing on his hands and feet.  They look like bumps filled with yellow puss.  Really gross!

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After a week in Hoi An we became increasingly concerned.  Each day there seemed to be more clusters of bumps and all the local people told us to go see their Dr.   So in between fittings we went to the local hospital, Pacific Care.

We asked to see a dermatologist and within 20 minutes saw a Dr.   The Dr. spoke little English and giggled at us but diagnosed it as dermatitis, which is basically a skin rash due to an allergic reaction to your environment.  He prescribed some lotion and some pills and said that we should see improvements within a day.   Visit- $30  Medication- $4.

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