If you have a spare day in Hoi An and want to do something different please check the below website and sign - up.
We signed up for this tour which is completely free and run by local young volunteers that want to meet foreigners and practice English. It was great fun cycling around and we were taken to the nearby island to see local villages, rice paper making, sleeping mats making, boat making and carpentry shop. All of those businesses are small and run basically from local houses that normally you would not have access to. The volunteers would collect small donation (0,5 - 1$ pp) to share with villagers and they did that in front of us for which all of those poor people were really grateful. Beside that these young people can answer any questions you have about Vietnam, food and culture so really worth putting this on your "to do list". We felt like we have learnt a lot and we also helped local community a little bit which is always a plus.
Another thing you can do in Hoi An is to visit The Lifestart Foundation which is run by fellow blogger Vietna mum
. Karen has selflessly given up much of her time and her life helping those here in Vietnam who are less fortunate than most.
If you get the chance, visit their workshop and do your bit for the cause by purchasing some of their wonderful, hand made products.
Check out Karen's blog for more details.