Top 10 Locals
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN – ATTRACTIONS
What are the top ten things to do in Hoi An? When the full moon has passed and the shopping and the Old Town sites have been done, what else does Hoi An have to offer? Don’t be fooled by the small-town charm, there are plenty of Hoi An attractions to keep visitors busy.
LIZ HAYES TOP 10
US-born traveler and and former National Geographic videographer Liz Hayes lived in Hoi An for almost three months, where she produced a series of videos for us at Hoi An Now – from profiling live music venues to tourist guides to lanterns to Vietnamese language tips. You can find Liz’s videos on our YouTube channel. When she wasn’t shooting and editing, Liz indulged in veggie dishes, strong coffee and got to know the locals.
California surfer dude Chris Charney came to Vietnam three years ago, drawn to the Orient by his fascination with Eastern art. From flipping pizzas by candlelight above a motorbike shop to opening beloved beach Mexican joint Felina Cantina, Chris has come a long way in the past three years.
Elka Ray first came to Vietnam when it was still very much wild and undeveloped. Her adventures from Hanoi to Saigon in 1992 as a backpacker spurred her to pursue a degree in Asian Studies and Journalism.
Having sold all her possessions in 2013, Claire Richmond has been living the nomad life that many of us only dream of. From simple homes to grand villas and mansions, Claire has spent time all over the world traveling as a house sitter, taking care of people’s homes and pets while they are away on vacation. ‘
Monika Czerveniak is an Austrian-born, Vancouver-based expat who has been popping in and out of Hoi An since 2010. Monika is an outspoken free-thinker who likes to stir the pot both literally and figuratively.
A smiling face ensconced in the Hoi An social scene, Jürgen Joost came to Hoi An from Talinn, Estonia with his wife Xenia and two children.
Michael Kredics came to Vietnam 15 months ago as a tourist and never left. After working in communications in his hometown of Studgardt, Germany for several years, he decided it was time to quit the rat race and seek out a more laid back, peaceful lifestyle. He teamed up with fellow spirit bird Stefanie (aka Sao) to start the Hoi An Hippie House in An Bang beach.