Vietnam Beaches in the Rain, Hoi An,

While it’s not typically rainy here this time of year we have had a bit of a Forest Gump experience with the rain. Soft rain, small drops, giant drops, sideways rain, etc… while we’re not having the beach vacation we planned we’re enjoying our time. For example, I joined a lantern making class and made this beauty

We’ve been swimming in the rain and watching the ocean swells. We’ve enjoyed 1 – 2 hours of yoga and meditation each day.

Nearby is the ancient city of Hoi An originally a Cham trading port. We crossed the Japanese covered bridge (below) and toured the historic family homes open to the public.

Back at the hotel we enjoy a nightly ritual called Goodnight Kiss to the Earth. As the staff sings and the crystal singing bowls ring we write wishes and letters, place them into paper lantern boats (a Hoi An tradition), and float them out into the pond.

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