20.12.2004 25 °C
This morning we woke up to our last day in Hoi An. We got ready and hopped on our bikes and headed to our favourite cafe - the Banana Split Cafe - for breakfast (They even had vegemite!) We rode around doing last minute shopping. We rode back to the hotel and checked out at 12pm. We left our bags and went out for a ride taking the scenic route down to the river where we stopped for lunch. After eating we headed back towards our hotel. We ordered a taxi - it was going to take too long, so we hopped on honda motorbikes with all our luggage and headed off for the bus.
It was then onto the bus for a short 3 and a half hour ride to Hue. I finished another book and was able to read an English language newspaper to brush mysef up on current events. We finally arrived at Hue at 6:30pm where we had to wait for a taxi to take us to our hotel. We got there and checked in into room 401 - but there are no elevators in the hotel - we have to climb 4 flights of stairs everytime we want to go to our room.
We took cyclos into the main part of town and spent 1/2 an hour looking at tours before booking a day tour for tommorrow - an extra 20 dollars for an English speaking guide. We went and had dinner at the Stop and Go Cafe as recommended by Lonely Planet. They have the best spring rolls in the world - no kidding. You roll them yourselves at the table.
A young boy sold us postcards at the table when we were eating and when we stopped for ice-cream later on he found us again and tried to pick up Brenda - absolutely hilarious. We finally caught cyclo's back to our hotel where we climbed the stairs to our room before finally heading to bed.