Hoi An is one of the prettiest cities in Vietnam: recognized by UNESCO as an exceptionally well-preserved Asian trading port, the riverfront buildings are colorful and diverse examples of 19th- and 20th-century French-influenced architecture.
Hoi An is also known for its culinary delights. A major center of trade in the 16th century, the sprawling market now mostly feeds the curiosity of many foreigners who choose to take a cooking class in Hoi An, selling exotic fruits, fresh fish and a stunning variety of rice and touristy knickknacks. The Thu Bon River drifts through town, lined with palm trees and crossed by bridges covered in hanging lanterns.
The architecture is heavily influenced by French colonialists: the shutter-lined alleys seemed like they could have been in Nice!
Spending your lunch break on your phone: some things are the same the world over.
The makings of the most incredible banh mi ever.
Market street as night falls.