In Hoian... 01/10/2010
 
Today we are changing hotels, going to the beach and picking up our custom made clothes...

The day before yeserday we arrived in Hoian and were very pleased with what we found. Hoian is a chilled touristy yet absoluteley beautiful city. Full of old french buildings on the waterfront, cobbled alleys and hundreds of tailors and shoemakers. The first day was spent walking round soaking up the relaxed and laid back atmosphere, sleeping and drinking juice. We were pretty tired from our four hour car trip and really just wanted to eat and sleep. WE found a restaurant near our hotel which was amazing. Mum absoluteley died because it was so nice. It was a really old mouldy building with loveley shutters and mossy green walls cracking plaster but it was filled wiith old and new asian and european furniture which just made the whole thing very elegant. And the food was delicious.

Yesterday was also VERY lazy and was a girls day. We said goodbye to Dad and Cian and went to town to see the tailor. At first it was a bit awkward because we were in this big room full of mannequins and lovely fabrics and a bag full of drawings and ideas and were thinking.... "How do we start? What do we say?" But I finally made Maeve start because she is the bravest. Maeve got has ordered a party dress (designed by me) and a cropped jacket (designed by me) It was so fun walking around with the fiendly ladies talking about cut and fi and choosing fabrics for lining, jacket dress. After I had built up some confidence I pulled out some red and white stripy fabric that I wanted to be made into a swiming costume with crossed frill back and pockets in the front. I was a litte nervous that they couldn't make swimming costumes but she gave a quick glance at my drawings and closeley inspected the fabric before reassuring me that this was fine. Also on the list was a gold jumpsuit and a few pairs of pants for Mummy. We got measured up and agreed on a price before saying goodbye. The most astonishing thing was when they told us it would ALL be ready tomorrow at 4:00pm!!!!
I couldn't believe they could make all that in such a small amount of time...


Next we had a drink before heading out in search of some school shoes. I am a bit more nervous at how the school shoes will turn out and if they will be school earable, but hopefully all wil be well. After a drink a nice lady asked f we woud like a manicure; and infact I did want a manicure as a little reward for my long nails! So I left Mum and Maeve and followed this lady through the bustling markets, down a small alley and into her dark salon. It was my first ever manicure and it was very nice, I left with my nails all spiffy and pale pink with white tips and white flowers on my thumbnail.

Yesterday was great and hopefully today will be too, I can't believe our travels are coming to an end it makes me very sad but I am excited to be home....
 


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