Hoi An is a shopping town - but what if you aren't a shopper? Want to get away from all of the aggressive vendors in Hoi An -then ride away into the countryside of Cam Thanh villages! My niece and I loved Hoi An but were ready to get out into the country and open space - and most importantly we wanted to see how the locals lived.
Our guide Thinh led us through the back roads outside of Hoi An to see various farming techniques, villages, and show us what rural life was like. After about an 90 minutes of biking, we rode to riverbank and put our bikes on a little boat to be whisked away to see another part of life that is important in Hoi An - the river life.
We stopped at an island and Thinh and the boat driver made a supurb BBQ as we watched the sun set. The afternoon gave us a chance to see a different side to the heavily touristed but lovely town of Hoi An!