Hoi An

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Hoi An, also known as Faifoo, is a beautiful old town with a population of around 100,000. Even better, it feels smaller, cozy even.  Originally a port and trading city, the influences from countries around the world are omnipresent. The Old Quarter is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, so hopefully the charms will remain in the face of Vietnam’s rapid growth everywhere else.

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Da Lat Crazy House

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Willie Wonka, Anton Gaudi, and Hunter S. Thompson walk into a bar…….

Would be a good joke, right?  If so, this building is the punchline…’they decide to build something together’.

It’s the Finnegan’s Wake of architecture.

For more than 25 years, Dang Viet Nga has been building one of the strangest pieces of architecture known to man.  She earned a PhD in Architecture at the University of Moscow five decades ago. So she must know what she’s doing, right?

Heck if I know!?! But I liked it.  Sort of….. Continue reading