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Update Weather Confitions Hanoi and Hoi An

Posted by Pokol on 14/10/2009 at 21:05


Can anybody update what's the situation like in Hoi An after Ketsana and in Hanoi with Parma approaching?

#1 Pokol has been a member since 26/8/2009. Posts: 38

Posted by go0103 on 14/10/2009 at 21:24

Posted from within Vietnam.

I just arrived in Hoi An this aftenoon via Hanoi- it was just starting to rain last night as we left Hanoi, and was still raining as we went through Da Nang this afternoon. Hoi An is overcast with a slight breeze (natural for the area?) but otherwise great.

#2 go0103 has been a member since 11/9/2009. Posts: 4

Posted by Pokol on 14/10/2009 at 21:29

Thank you! And is everything alright over there or is it still flooded?

#3 Pokol has been a member since 26/8/2009. Posts: 38

Posted by spakky on 15/10/2009 at 00:12

In Hoi An now, all business as usual. There's a few (dry) muddy streets if you visit any of islands, but otherwise you won't know there'd been any flooding around the old town etc.

#4 spakky has been a member since 24/9/2009. Posts: 18

Posted by justwondering on 15/10/2009 at 08:22

Posted from within Vietnam.

Currently in Hoi An too. We did a trip to My Son yesterday and evidence of Ketsana can be seen around the place and particularly on the island near Hoi An (we came back via the river) which is quite a mess but as the other people have said, otherwise you wouldn't really know. It's actually a really nice time to be here - I gather it's quieter in hoi an than usual as alot fo tourists are staying away still. It's a joy to walk around the old quarter in relative peace and quiet. Hue was much the same. Pretty much evrtyhing is open, bar a couple of shops by the river. We're biking out to Cua Dai beach today - I gather some of the hotels out that way are a bit worse for wear. If you were looking to stay in one of the riverside/resort hotels you may want to check out Broder's recent posts on Hoi An on TripAdvisor - she wrote a comprehensive report a few days ago about various hotels. Otherwise, all good and the weather's been great.

#5 justwondering has been a member since 12/8/2009. Posts: 20

Posted by Digs on 26/10/2009 at 21:21

Just back from Hoi An (yesterday) and you really wouldn't know there had been a flood....yes it rains but they are usually short sharp showers that last about 30 mins. there is evidence of the floods and the local shop owners will tell you how high the floods were, but they are so used to flooding that it was all cleared up within 2 days
Please go the area relies on tourism and without it people will be hurt more than by the physical effects of the storm!

#6 Digs has been a member since 7/10/2009. Posts: 6

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