I spent 6 nights in Hoi An and was able to watch as the town was decked out in colorful lanterns and flags for the New Year.
The New Year is a BIG deal in Vietnam - the celebration lasts a full week and preparations started months ago (no joke!).
I stayed at a place called "Under the Coconut Tree" (yes really) that was outside of town near the calm and quiet An Bang Beach. Getting into tpwn was a 10-15 mn bike ride that took me through beautiful rice paddies.
After seeing so many places these past 6 weeks, I decided to stay in Hoi An for a stretch to rest, relax, and regain some inner balance.
Oh, and get scuba certified!
Hoi An was a beautiful place to slow my gears down, read, write, meditate, get sick, eat pho, get better, eat more pho, and really reflect on my travels and many other life questions.