Travel Blogs from Hue
Charles arrived this morning at about 10:45 which was good as we've not seen him for nearly a month so all had a good catch up and updated him on what we've been doing and our plans. Around 12 the bikes came so we set off on our journey to Hue, around 140k away so pretty far.
We filled up with pet and coop/BIM got a briefing about the …
So a night bus in the beginnings of a typhoon is an interesting experience - I woke up constantly during the night to the rain and wind battering all sides of the bus and was thinking that the bus was going far too fast considering the weather. I was probably right as we arrived earlier than planned in Hue the next morning!
After rejecting …
... over to the Imperial City. Hue used to be the Royal Capital of Vietnam until the 1950’s when the last Emperor abdicated and then fell away. The city was heavily bombed by the Americans during the North-South conflict and is a shadow of its former self. We even caught a Cyclo over to the Old City – a ricksaw but with pedal power involved. He dropped us off at the main entrance to the City, the Ngo Mon Gate. Opposite the entrance was ...
... like hippos in the water. But no living up to their name they were water Buffalo.
Even our guide Van said that she had never seen this before and she went past there most weeks.
I suppose though the best animal we saw were the ducks on the back of the motor bike as we drove into Hue. I wish we had a picture but rush hour traffic would not allow. Ellisha before I proceed "No ducks were harmed during this trip." There were ...
... peasant-like behaviour (there still seems to be a difference in the people from the south and the north despite the years since the war).
After Phong Nha cave we walked up a hideous number of steps to Tien Son cave (also known as fairy cave) situated up the cliff face. On the way up we had spectacular views over the rice paddies and the karst mountains, as well as a really vivid reminder of the impact of the war as there were several bomb craters in the fields below. The ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsValentine Hotel Hue
The private rooms are big, comfortable and clean.
All the staff is very friendly.
A nice breakfast, with some options, is included.
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