Morning shopping in the streets of the Hoi An Ancient town
Hello everybody! I am back from my almost two-weeks long Asian holidays during which I managed to visit not one but two countries, both Asian - super modern Singapore and more traditional Vietnam. And if it was my fifth visit to Singapore, Vietnam on the contrary happened to be my first-time destination. Somehow the idea of visiting this country had not sounded appealing to me before. But while doing my research on possible not-so-far-away get aways from Singapore I stumbled upon a name of a small town in Vietnam that promised nice beach relaxation as well as some interesting historical sight seeings. This town, Hoi An, was on the list along with Thailand's Ko Samui (where I've already been), Malaysian Langawi and Indonesian Bali. And though Bali sounded rather seducing too I chose Vietnam...And no regrets about that whatsoever.
Skyscrapers of Singapore
During the last two weeks I have been shopping in giant malls and small bazars, indling on the beach, visiting modern structures and old ruins, admiring man-made wonders and natural marvels, tasting new dishes and watching unusual performances. The time just flew by.
Chrysanthemums exposition at the Gardens by the Bay
Traditional Singapore laksa. It is a popular spicy noodle soup with thick vermicelli, prawns, cockles, shredded chicken, bean sprouts, sliced egg and fish cake. When in Singapore one should definitely try it.
Enjoying the views from the Skypark of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Wearing floral dress bought in Moscow and Steve Madden sandals.
Little India, a must visit place in Singapore
Enjoying shade of the palm tree on Sentosa
Jewelry section never fails to attract me
Fooling around at the Trick Eye Museum on Sentosa
Enjoying waves on the Cua Dai beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
Fooling around at the Folk Museum of Hoi An Ancient Town
Expressive Vietnamese opera performance. I doubt I would be able to bear it for an hour or so but as a short presentation it was nice
Crispy wonton dumplings Hoi An style. Turned out to be quite different from what I had expected
Vietnamese fishermen with their unusual hemispherical boat
Inside one of the caves of the Marble Mountains
More posts will follow soon. Stay tuned!