Hoi An by boat

Hoi An is built in a maze of rivers and estuaries, with the actual ocean beach just down the road. We took the evening 30 minutes cruise, which involves walking down a shockingly rickety gangplank and riding around with about 300 other boats poled/paddled by people who do not have their captains licenses. The four of us felt a little awkward as the 90-lb grandmother heaved on her oar. Even so, very relaxing and pretty.

Toward the end of the ride, you float these little lanterns away for good luck.

A couple of days later, our hotel desk lady suggested we skip the usual taxi and take a boat ride into town.

Another rickety boarding experience, but a really pleasant ride into town.

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