Day 4 & 5 Oct. 29 & 30 (Mon. & Tue.) China Beach at Da Nang
After the long night, out guide relented and did not ask us to get up at the crack of dawn. After a quick visit to the beach after breakfast, we drove to Hoi An where we visited a fabric/clothing shop where a silkworm demonstration took place. Baskets of silkworms and cocoons as well as the machine that unwinds the silk and looms for weaving were on the floor of the shop. It was amazing to see the cocoons floating on water and the immensely long silk thread being pulled from them. You have to see the picture to believe it. Lunch was at a lovely waterfront restaurant. We returned to the Furama Resort for a bit of rest after the long night. After dinner, we got to lounge in the full moon light on China Beach.
We rose early the next day and witnessed a beautiful sunrise over China Beach. There were many people walking on the shore and a group martial artists practicing. After breakfast, we walked through a village and saw the daily life in this country. Later, we went into a farming field where crops are grown year round in this warm and fertile land. Before departing for the airport for our trip to Hanoi, we ate lunch in a very nice Hoi An Restaurant. However, we were able to relax before our flight since Classic Journeys had arranged for a late check-out. Our flight to Hanoi was uneventful unlike the scary attempted landings two days before. The typhoon had gone inland and dissipated.