Hội An: A quaint picturesque town that is accessible only by road, the nearest airport/station being at Da Nang. The ancient part of the town upholds its rich tradition reflecting through its architecture like the Japanese covered bridge and old shops lining the narrow streets. We rented a bike and went on a self-guided city tour, driving along the beach roads by the Cua Dai and An Bang beach, exploring the ancient as well the main town. Do try the bamboo boat ride or take up a Vietnamese cooking class celebrating the local produce. The local markets have an array of tailor shops where you can get your chosen designs stitched within a few hours at reasonable rates.By early evening, the local markets close down and streets become pedestrian-friendly. With traditional lamps lighting up the cafes and shops, floating candles in the Thu Bồn river, the streets are lined with food-carts serving local delicacies, it appears as though each day is a festivity. The nightlife is lively and vibrant until the wee hours of the night with amazing bistros and pubs resounding a variety of music and flocked with tourists and locals alike.We booked a homestay ‘La Terraza’ - its a beautiful property overlooking the lush green rice fields and yet quite close to the ancient town. The hosts are lovely and very helpful in planning out the day with their quick tips/local insights.Hội An is generally quite touristy, but if you can look past that, the city can make you fall in love with it.