We stopped for some drinks on the other side of the river in town, they have some beautiful stretches of trees along the river with beautiful bridges:
We haven't seen the most popular Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An yet, but the lanterns on this one were really pretty nonetheless.
Here's a boat photo for Grandpa Brooks:
We had some awesome lunch in town, it was ginger chicken with spring rolls, and then we bought some rambutan and mangosteen fruit from a lady selling it on the street. The rambutan was so beautiful, much larger and better than you see in the grocery store here in Da Nang - we need to go to the outdoor market for better produce.
Hoi An is also known for its beaches, which were very beautiful, although quite crowded when we went there. You can see the mountains of islands in the distance in this shot:
We are hoping to come back again soon and explore some more, we actually didn't see most of the hot spots around Hoi An, but luckily we found a tour-guide book at a shop there (nice and photocopied like all the books around here, but for $2US what can you say?). It was fun though, and with the loads and loads of tourists around you don't feel so out of place or like the only people with crazy tan lines and a vague, lost expression :)
We didn't spend too much time in town, but even so the first place we stopped was a book/tourist shop to get a map, and lo and behold I saw these on the shelves -