Wednesday 15 March 2017

Hoi An Lanterns

The entire town is strung with innumerable silk lanterns - outside shops, along streets and waterfronts, in all the bars, restaurants and cafés. They look pretty amazing in the day, but at night it is spectacular. They are made of silk or cloth stretched over bamboo, and can be bought incredibly cheaply all over the place from the people that make them - they fold down pretty niftily so if you have a little bit of space you can bring home a tiny piece of Vienam with you. We cam home with four which we plan to hang as a group in a corner once we work out the electrics. So far LED deck lights seem to be the most practical, but my famed DIY skills may not stretch that far....

Anyhow, here are a few photos (of many) from around the town, of views that I found particularly appealing. Trying to recreate this at home is likely doomed to failure, but a home wouldn't be a home without little pockets of memories from around the world. And in a few days I'll be on the other side of the world enjoying something totally different, so watch this space. 


  1. You life colourful [in more ways than one!] to say the least. Enjoyed the reading as usual.

  2. Hoi an was great with awesome food - Did you try the "White Rose"?