Happy Fourth of July! Who would have thought that only forty years later an American would happily and peacefully be spending this holiday here? Circumstances change, that’s for sure. I am still in the lovely town of Hoi An, which is on a river and has a pedestrian-only old quarter that is simply charming. I rented a bicycle today and did some exploring. The beach is only five kilometers away (about three miles) so I went there to write postcards and drink from a coconut. And I finally had jackfruit today! I have seen jackfruits for sale on the side of the road from behind bus windows – so close and yet so far! Today at least I was successful.
In the afternoon, I tooled around the old quarter hunting for guacamole. Avocados are common here, and I saw guac on a menu yesterday, which put the idea in my head. Lo and behold I was able to find some at the riverfront. Not quite guac on the dock, but I was close enough to the docks and was entertained by people loading their bicycles and scooters on to ferries bound for who knows where. I have a couple more days here so perhaps I will take the ferry just to see where it goes.
Hm I felt like I had so much to write during the day but the wind seems to have gone out of my sails. I did, however, upload more pictures and will be posting them either tonight or soon for your viewing pleasure.
I hope the fireworks are fab this year!