Art Food Culture designs and leads tours in Vietnam. In December 2017 Anna Barnes designed, implemented and personally guided a tour for 12 Erin Hill Sketchers. She adapted her adventure, streetfood and cultural immersion tours to suit the needs of the Sketchers. She took them to varied and interesting locations to sketch daily, as well as to good coffee shops, food markets and authentic restaurants throughout Hoi An. The itinerary included everything from a Vietnamese coffee in the locals only markets to lunch at The Intercontinental in Danang. They experienced talks by local artists Bridgett March and famous French photographer Rehahn who's projects recognise and empower the Ethic groups of Vietnam. The group were taken to see the Pottery Village, the Herb Gardens, the Fishing Village, the Silk Village and the historical buildings of the UNESCO town. They experienced a locally run cooking class amongst the bamboo huts in the Water Coconut village. A fun day was had with the locals paddling around in the basket boats. They had a chance to do some pottery on the wheel, explore the caves at Marble Mountain, watch the silk weaving process on traditional looms, and wander and sketch the ancient Cham ruins of My Son. Early mornings saw the chance for them to join Anna on the streets for a locals breakfast, and evenings meant another chance to try the delicious street food. Many opted for the fabulous restaurants in the Old Town by the river under the pretty lanterns. Here are some of the highlights.
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