Talk about a fantastic day in Hoi An. We emailed a couple weeks before our trip to Vietnam. We was extremely fast in her responses and presented an itinerary right away as a starting point. The moment she picked us up at our Hotel in Hoi An with a driver she charmed us with her knowledge and love for what she does. She speaks excellent English as she spent a year in university in Australia. We started with a bicycle tour across Hoi An to a small island where we saw the old art of boat building. We then continued on the island to the local temple where we met the eldest member. Very interesting and great history of the island. We continued onto a local family who makes rice paper and rice noodles out of their house. This was amazing. We really had a great time here and learned a lot of this families work ethic and local culture. We got to sample after over some iced tea and it was delicious. After we returned to Hoi An for some lunch. She bought us to a local food vender who had fantastic friend wontons (Hoanh Thanh) Cao Loa, Banh vac (White Rose). @ Mr Son. Absolutely delicious. She was so knowledgeable of the people and the area. You felt like you were in the best history class ever with food! We continued walking through Hoi An and learned about the Chinese and Japanese influence on this great port throughout the last 200 years. Amazing how Hoi An was such a melting pot and large trading post over the years. There are lovely shops and so many great food places. We continued walking through and she brought us to the best Banh Mi sandwich location in Hoi An which was featured on “No Reservations w/ Anthony Bourdain” – Yes they were amazing. We continued around and didn’t return back to our hotel until about 730pm at night. Xuan was fantastic. My wife loved her and we cant say enough nice things about her. Highly recommend her if you wish to have a great day in Hoi An. We would do it again in a heart beat next time we are in Hoi An. We had a blast!!
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